WASHINGTON – The Baltimore Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.), announced $12,424,361 in federal funding for global health security initiatives at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The funding comes through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Global Health (CGH) and will help JHU expand research programs that detect, prevent and respond to global health threats.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to monitor and address global health security threats,” the lawmakers said. “JHU is at the forefront of global public health research, disease detection and disease prevention – which will help save lives and protect Maryland communities. This new federal funding will strengthen the University’s global health security initiatives and help identify emerging public health threats around the world.”
The CDC’s Enhancing Global Health Security grant program aims to improve the detection of and response to emerging epidemics. See here for more information about the CDC’s Global Health Security Agenda.