Our focus during COVID-19

Our focus during COVID-19

JHU Hosts a Real-Time Map of COVID-19’s Global Spread: For real-time, accurate information on global cases of COVID-19, including deaths and individuals recovered in affected countries, see the interactive map hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. JHU Hosts a Real-Time Map of COVID-19’s Global Spread For real-time, accurate information

Health Workforce

Young midwife in uniform.

Building Local Capacity to Meet Local Needs Worldwide health priorities, such as ending the HIV epidemic and reducing maternal and newborn deaths and deaths from malaria, require not only hiring more health workers, but also training them to meet their country’s health needs. In 2017, we educated more than 275,200 health care workers—creating a lifeline

Malaria in Pregnancy

Why are pregnant women at risk of malaria? Pregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity to malaria, which makes her more susceptible to malaria infection and increases her risk of illness. In pregnant women, malaria can lead to severe anemia, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), stillbirth, premature delivery, delivery of low-birthweight babies, and death. Women in their first pregnancy