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Young African Leaders Inspired to Take Lessons in Global Public Health Back Home

A delegation of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellows, representing 22 countries, visited The Task Force for Global Health on July 22 to learn about the organization’s work in Africa and better understand the role global public health plays in society. YALI, which was launched in 2010 by President Barack Obama, seeks to equip the […]

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Mark Rosenberg to receive award for global research on road safety

By Maria Saporta

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health, is being honored by Research!America, for his ground-breaking research in advancing injury prevention and road safety. Rosenberg will receive the 2013 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership for reframing the concept that road traffic crashes are not accidents.

The award will be presented to Rosenberg at the 17th annual Research!America Advocacy Awards at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on March 13. The dinner attracts more than 400 leaders from government, industry, academia and health advocacy organizations to recognize top medical and health research advocates, who have made an impact in advancing the nation’s commitment toward research.

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Gates Foundation $28.8 million grant boosts city’s global health prominence

By Maria Saporta and Ruchika Tulshyan

Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Friday, February 8, 2013

Atlanta’s emergence as a center for global health was reaffirmed Feb. 4 when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the Task Force for Global Health a $28.8 million grant to combat neglected tropical diseases.

The Decatur-based Task Force for Global Health, the fifth-largest nonprofit in the United States, is among a constellation of organizations based in Atlanta that is working to improve the lives of the most impoverished people in the world.

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Gates Foundation to give $28.8 million to Task Force for Global Health

The Decatur-based Task Force for Global Health has received a five-year $28.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a support center for neglected tropical diseases.

The grant will enable the newly-established Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center to collaborate with other partners around the world to address gaps in research. The center will coordinate with partners to implement the research agenda for these diseases, while ensuring the quick translation of new solutions into the program policy.

The Gates grant will be officially announced on Tuesday, Feb. 5.