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It has been five years since the West Africa Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone resulted in more than 28,000 cases and 11,300 deaths. Now, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing the world's second-largest Ebola epidemic in h...

On Wednesday, July 17, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the eastern region of The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This decision emphasizes the growing threat posed by the curre...

In Tanzania, there are 566 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births, representing the sixth highest maternal mortality ratio in the world, according to the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey. The Kigoma Region, which consists of rural and poor communities loca...

On Sunday, June 16, 2019 Father’s Day will be celebrated in the United States.  Some form of this day is now celebrated in over 111 countries. The day is intended to recognize fathers and father figures for the significant role they play in parenthood and their childre...

May 29, 2019

Ever wondered who are the first people sent out to investigate when a disease outbreak occurs? Enter the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers.

EIS officers are boots-on-the-ground “disease detectives” who investig...

May 13, 2019

The third annual Bill Foege Global Health Awards will be presented by MAP International on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Delta Flight Museum. The award, named to pay tribute to Bill Foege, a global hero best known for eradicating smallpox, honors individuals and organi...

Last month, we met with World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and among the topics that came up was Universal Health Coverage, a subject that is close to our collective hearts at The Task Force. To my mind, UHC, as many in public he...

March 19, 2019

The young mother drew the blanket close to shade her baby. The sun burned down on Susanna and the hundreds of others waiting patiently in line, hoping to see a doctor. Born just weeks before in rural Honduras, her baby boy was a gift from God. Her stomach throbbed in p...

March 12, 2019

The Task Force for Global Health and its global partners have crafted a far-reaching, seven-step action framework to modernize, strengthen, and expand global Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs). It is now well understood globally that a well-trained and resour...

The father’s love for his daughter was apparent from the moment he walked into the busy clinic. Despite the worry chiseled on his face, the clinic staff could tell that the larger-than-life man dearly loved his little Gladys. No matter how imperfect she may appear, he...

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