The Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $16 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to support the Center’s work on strengthening health security and public health preparedness and on preventing and preparing for the most serious global biological risks.
The grant will focus on strengthening the understanding of and response to serious biological risks; assessing how new technologies could reduce or deepen those risks; improving biosafety norms and approaches internationally; and increasing the awareness of policymakers in the United States and internationally about the most important biosecurity and pandemic challenges.
“It is gratifying to see a philanthropic organization committing such substantial new resources to issues we care so deeply about – research and advocacy on biosecurity and global biological risk,” says Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center. “This grant will have a transformative impact on our work and our ability to make a difference.”
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s mission is to protect people’s health from the consequences of epidemics and disasters and ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges. The Center studies the policies, organizations, systems and tools needed to prevent and respond to epidemics and public health crises.