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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...

One of its kind initiative in state aims to better understand the diseases and treatment outcomes

When Bentley Vining was born, he was diagnosed with a rare inherited disorder that required him to be on a lifelong special diet. His mother, Courtney, submitted a claim fo...

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...

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...

September 20, 2018

On a cool October day in a village high up in the mountainous reaches of northern Pakistan, men, women, and children gathered to take a drug that can save their sight. It’s the first mass drug administration (MDA) for trachoma in a country where the bacterial eye disea...

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...

We are on the cusp of a historic moment for global public health. The potential exists for wild polio to be wiped out this year, becoming only the second human disease ever eradicated. Eradication of a disease is the ultimate goal of public health as it ensures everyon...

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