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Watch an Unpronounceable Hopkins Acronym Turned into Comedy Gold

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To be honest, I’ve never known how I was supposed to pronounce Jhpiego, the international Hopkins-affiliated non-profit providing a range of health services, but I’ve never been asked to say it out loud.

Hopkins Zika Virus Hackathon Yields Novel Ideas

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Image by Beth Herlin
Image by Beth Herlin

In 2014, Johns Hopkins invited engineers, doctors, and one wedding-dress designer to get together to make a better anti-Ebola suit. Recently, they assembled a similar group of creative thinkers to come up with ways to curb mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika fever. 

Hopkins Doctor Hosts 1,000 Houseguests in Nepal

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Photo via Kusum Thapa/JHU Hub
Photo via Kusum Thapa/JHU Hub

Even on normal days, Dr. Kusum Thapa spends her time helping the people of Nepal. Thapa, a Nepali physician, works with Johns Hopkins’s non-profit international health affiliate Jhpiego as a maternal health expert. And so when a devastating earthquake hit Kathmandu recently, Thapa knew what she had to do.

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.

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