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Johns Hopkins Faculty to Lead New Grant to Translate Polio Eradication Success to Other Global Health Initiatives

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently received a 5-year, $3.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead a global, multidisciplinary team to help prevent decades of practical knowledge from being lost. Dr. Olakunle Alonge, an assistant professor of International Health at the Bloomberg School, will lead the effort. Working with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, his team will document, preserve, and disseminate the polio program’s best practices to help inform future global health policy and implementation. Collaborating with academic institutions from around the world, his team will also develop short courses and hands-on clinics for public health students and professionals.

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