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Help Johns Hopkins Respond to Ebola

With your support we can accelerate our work in Africa and around the world

Our world is facing an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus—and it won’t be the last. Right now, faculty members in the Johns Hopkins Allince for a Healthier World, and those they have trained, are working to save lives, control the outbreak, and learn for the future. We have several initiatives in progress, but we could make an even greater impact with funds to accelerate our efforts and broaden their reach. We ask that you consider making a gift in support of the Institute. Our faculty members are renowned experts in disaster preparedness, emergency medicine, community nursing, bioethics, epidemiology, infectious disease, and biomedical engineering. Our extensive education programs have produced healthcare leaders who are responding to the Ebola crisis in research labs, care centers, and training programs around the world. With our large footprint in Africa and deep institutional expertise in outbreaks, no academic organization is better poised to make a difference. Here are a few of the many areas in which your support will help.

Training frontline responders

Johns Hopkins personnel are working with health leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to provide training support and guidance to 1,000 DRC community health workers who will travel to West Africa in response to the Ebola crisis. With your support we can bring additional personnel and resources to this important work, speeding help to those suffering today and strengthening programs to train the next generation of leaders for tomorrow’s outbreaks.

Researching novel therapies

In Hopkins research labs, scientists are working to learn how Ebola develops and mutates, to discover novel therapies to treat and prevent the spread of the virus, and to move those therapies into clinical trials. Your support will help us devote more time and resources to our research, with the ultimate goal of introducing new biomedical products into the field faster.

Designing new protective equipment

The Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID), in partnership with Hopkins-affiliated non-profit Jhpiego, recently hosted a weekend-long design challenge to improve the personal protective equipment used by frontline health workers. With your help we can provide faculty and student inventors seed money to refine their designs and bring out new products to save lives.

Reducing fear and fostering best practices

Johns Hopkins is a world leader in convening experts to share information and develop new approaches for Ebola, and in providing information to the news media, providers, and the general public. Your support will allow us to expand our communications programs, reducing fear and fostering best practices both in West Africa and in countries to which the disease travels.

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Help us accelerate and broaden our Ebola initiatives through your gift to the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World.

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