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One billion. It can be difficult to conceptualize a number so big. If you were to count one number per second for eight hours a day, counting to one billion would take you more than 95 years.

So imagine the challenge of providing one billion people with necessary medici...

In 2013, the 90-90-90 goals were set to help end the global AIDS epidemic – by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy; and 90% of all people receiv...

Atlanta At The Center Of Innovation In Global Health Diagnostics

With smartphones changing nearly every aspect of consumer life for the developed world, an unintended benefit of these powerful handheld computers is that they are being adapted for uses to improve health...

Africa accounts for 40 percent of the global burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Last year, The Task Force and its partners launched a USAID-funded grants program to support African scientists in conducting operational research studies on the control and elim...

Head of Novartis Foundation, Ann Aerts, MD, visited our HQ this month to discuss the opportunities for the new Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy. The foundation is supporting the partnership which is hosted at The Task Force.

A groundbreaking new test to detect drug resistance in intestinal worms is expected to be ready for proof of concept testing early next year. This test could help large-scale treatment programs identify resistance before it takes hold within a population.

Intestinal wor...

New research supported by The Task Force’s International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) has found that mass administration of a low-cost antibiotic can dramatically reduce deaths in children under five years of age in developing countries.

In the double-blind, placebo-contro...

The last time The Task Force moved into a new building, George W. Bush was president and it had seven programs and 40 employees. Ten years later, The Task Force’s extraordinary growth of programs and staff have spurred its move to a new headquarters – one that is three...

In 2010, Haiti received a flood of medical supplies and equipment donations after an earthquake ravaged the small island nation but much of the equipment was not requested or usable. Some of those donated devices, such as incubators for premature babies, would not work...

Task Force CEO Dave Ross talks about our role as “public health soldiers’ and why the United States must help other countries stop infectious diseases before they become epidemics and affect us all.

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