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Johns Hopkins Researchers Win Zika Challenge Grants

Three teams from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be awarded grants from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge, the agency announced today.

In what the agency is calling “potentially game-changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus,” 21 grants totaling $15 million are being awarded for groundbreaking ideas from around the world to both address the current Zika outbreak and improve the ability to prevent, detect and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks. In just nine weeks, USAID received nearly 900 submissions from across the globe in response to the Challenge, which will invest up to $30 million.

No other institution received more than two awards from USAID.

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