Johns Hopkins Gets Involved with the Fight Against Ebola

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Photo via Jhpiego
Photo via Jhpiego

The Ebola outbreak is bad and getting worse. The president is sending in ground troops to build hospitals and train West African health care workers, and the WHO estimates that may cost as much as $1 billion to bring the epidemic under control. And now Johns Hopkins is getting involved, too.

Jhpiego, an unpronounceable international health care non-profit that’s affiliated with the university, has announced that it’s working on an Ebola Response Initiative. Their efforts will be bolstered by the fact that Jhpiego has already spent decades working in the region, and has offices in Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria.

Their role will be assisting those countries’ health ministries by “providing technical assistance to address anxiety and fear among health workers, and support[ing] the delivery of safe, high-quality health services, especially to vulnerable pregnant women, mothers and newborns,” according to the JHU Hub.



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