What We Do
At The Task Force, we have real impact by solving massive health problems. We work with partners to eliminate diseases that have plagued humanity for centuries and protect the health of populations by helping countries build strong health systems, so that in the end, all people can realize their right to living a healthy life. Our programs make an impact in the following areas.
We have expertise in mobilizing populations through disease elimination campaigns to ensure that medicines, supplies, and interventions are provided, distributed, and implemented throughout communities around the world.
We protect the health of populations by building strong health systems that can train qualified disease detectives, build evidence-based structures to get medicines and vaccines to people, and ensure that communities have the supplies and information they need to fight diseases.
Header photo caption: Community health workers measure the height of community members in Bafang, Cameroon during a mass drug administration for onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis elimination.
Participants at training session at Smith’s campus in Northampton, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Steven Williams. A new tool and protocol for testing for onchocerciasis (oncho,
This past winter, many parents became aware of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for the first time. An especially severe RSV season in the United States
The Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction Becomes The Partnership for International Vaccine Initiatives
Photo courtesy of The Partnership for International Vaccine Initiatives The Task Force for Global Health’s Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI) was launched in 2013