Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $32.6 Million to Strengthen Global Health Research

May 7, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $32,574,283 in federal funding for the Association of Public Health Laboratories to expand domestic and global health research and preparedness efforts.

“Infectious disease outbreaks in one country pose a threat to all countries – and our public health laboratories play a vital role in keeping us safe, prepared and well-informed,” the lawmakers said. “This robust round of federal funding will bolster our public health and technology infrastructure to detect, track and respond to infectious disease threats, like COVID-19. We are committed to securing additional funding to support our medical researchers and world health partners so we, as a global community, can fully respond to future public health emergencies.”   

Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will help refine medical surveillance systems, strengthen public health emergency management programs, expand testing capabilities, support the public health workforce and boost medical technology infrastructure.

See here for more information about the Association of Public Health Laboratories.