The Task Force for Child Survival and Development is a nonprofit public health organization that is based in Atlanta, Georgia. However, the work of the Task Force focuses on both international and domestic health and human development.
The Task Force was formed in 1984 as a collaboration between the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, and the Rockefeller Foundation to achieve the goal of universal child immunization by 1990. What is now The Task Force for Child Survival and Development began as a secretariat for this extraordinarily successful venture. Since its inception, the Task Force has worked effectively to convene people and organizations from public and private sectors to help them work together to achieve consensus and implement programs. By providing an unbiased, neutral meeting ground, we are able to help organizations set aside their institutional agendas to achieve a common strategic goal.
The scope of the Task Force's work has expanded over the last 16 years to include other aspects of child health and development; infectious diseases such as polio, malaria, river blindness, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. We also help public health organizations develop and implement information systems that support improved health and well-being in communities. And recently we have added expertise and experience in injury and violence prevention.