Task Force for Global Health
The Task Force for Global Health was founded as the Task Force for Child Survival in 1984. The Task Force was initially tapped to serve as a Secretariat for a consortium of global health organizations: UNICEF, WHO, The Rockefeller Foundation, The United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank. These organizations sought Task Force support for a collaborative effort to improve child well-being and and survival strategies. With the Task Force as Secretariat for the network, they resolved to work together to develop and implement a plan for global immunization efforts and measures to promote and maintain healthy children and families.
Over our 28-year history, our role as neutral convener and collaborator has expanded. Our programs include work in three sectors: health system strengthening, immunization and vaccines (The Center for Vaccine Equity), and neglected tropical diseases. In each of these areas, we work with partners and communities around the world to provide and improve the resources necessary for better global health for those in need.
The Task Force for Global Health is a nonprofit, public health organization, recognized as a 501(c)(3) corporation. The organization is based in Atlanta, Georgia.