Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $12 Million for Global Public Health Security Programs at Johns Hopkins University

September 11, 2020
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $12,424,361 in federal funding to support global public health security initiatives at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Funding comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Global Health (CGH). It will help JHU expand research programs that detect, prevent and respond to global public health threats.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to monitor and address global public 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 public 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.