The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.

Driving Health Improvements

aka The Task Force   |   Decatur, GA   |  https://taskforce.org/

Mission

To solve large-scale health problems affecting vulnerable populations around the world and to build sustainable systems that protect and promote health.

Ruling year info

1986

President and CEO

Dr. David A. Ross ScD

Main address

330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

Decatur, GA 30030 USA

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Formerly known as

The Task Force for Child Survival & Development, Inc.

EIN

58-1698648

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Management & Technical Assistance (G02)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In our compressed global community, diseases have no boundaries and these diseases can cause blindness, disfigurement, and even death. Many health systems are not mature enough to eliminate these diseases nor be prepared for a pandemic or disease outbreaks.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

African Health Workforce Project

The African Health Workforce Project focuses on building strong human resource information systems for managing healthcare workers in Kenya and Zambia. This helps ensure quality healthcare by tracking the training, regulation, and deployment
of the healthcare workforce.

Population(s) Served

The Center for Vaccine Equity (CVE) works to ensure that everyone – including people in developing countries – has equal access to life-saving vaccines. CVE focuses on expanding immunization rates for three vaccine-preventable diseases: polio, influenza, and cholera.

Population(s) Served

Children Without Worms promotes the health and development of children by working to reduce intestinal worm infections that affect more than one billion people worldwide. It also plays a leading role in the STH Coalition, a global alliance
to fight intestinal worms.

Population(s) Served

The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) focuses on the
elimination of blinding trachoma, an NTD of which 232 million people are at risk. To achieve the 2020 elimination goal, ITI collaborates with diverse agencies to implement the WHO-endorsed SAFE strategy for trachoma control and prevention.

Population(s) Served

The Mectizan Donation Program works closely with public and private partners, including Merck* and GSK, to provide medicines to eliminate river blindness worldwide, and lymphatic filariasis in countries where the two diseases are co-endemic.

Population(s) Served

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center conducts research on tools and techniques to improve NTD control and elimination programs. This research addresses challenges
in effectively scaling up programs and scaling down when goals are reached.

Population(s) Served

The Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) works to improve health outcomes worldwide by strengthening health practitioners’ abilities to use information effectively. PHII’s projects are concentrated in the areas of business process analysis, workforce development, and technical assistance.

Population(s) Served

TEPHINET is a global network of 63 Field Epidemiology Training Programs that works to improve the capacity of developing countries to detect changes in disease and injury patterns and respond appropriately.

Population(s) Served

Through partnerships, the Leprosy Initiative seeks to accelerate progress toward a world without leprosy.

Population(s) Served

Raising medical donation standards so that no one need die or fail to thrive for lack of quality medical supplies.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of health education trainings conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

TEPHINET

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of research studies conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Research projects conducted on NTDs.

Number of health outcomes improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of diseases we provide treatment and/or research on to help eliminate.

Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of medical supplies and equipment donated through accredited medical surplus recovery organizations to health facilities in need.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Task Force for Global Health exists to eliminate the diseases that have plagued humankind for centuries and build the systems necessary to protect entire populations.

Big, seemingly intractable global health challenges can never be solved by one person or one organization. But they can be solved. Through collaboration, we bring together key stakeholders around the world with a common goal to stop diseases and strengthen health systems.

From nearly four decades of operation, we have become experts at building trust and transparency between stakeholders to bring them together for a collective goal. We have experience and expertise across 8 diseases and 7 public health sectors that all contribute to building stronger health systems.

- We have reduced the number of people needing preventative chemotherapy medicines for neglected tropical diseases, including trachoma, intestinal worms, lymphatic filariasis, river blindness, and leprosy.
- We have helped train more than 14,000 field epidemiologists who are responding to the coronavirus pandemic along with a variety of other outbreaks and epidemics, including ebola.
- We have helped Kenya track its more than 80,000 strong health workforce.
- We have developed an evidence base for national viral hepatitis programs around the world.
- We have completed a 1000 case investigations on child mortalities in developing countries to improve childhood mortality in developing countries.
- Helped coordinate the donation of 3.6 million influenza vaccines for seasonal influenza programs around the world.
- Establish an Influenza Pandemic Alliance to prepare countries for influenza pandemics and all pandemics that should occur.
- We have responded to 30 polio outbreaks.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/2/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Teri Plummer McClure

United Postal Service

Carol Walters

The Task Force for Global Health

James Curran

Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Charles "Pete" McTier

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, and Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation

Paula Bevington

Community Volunteer

George Alleyne

The Pan American Health Organization

Teri Plummer McClure

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Mary Ann Peters

The Carter Center

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/13/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/13/2019

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.