Johns Hopkins has been working on a new, cross-divisional endeavor that will bring together a wide variety of faculty members and students from public health, medicine, nursing, engineering, economics, and public policy to build a "pipeline of discovery" to advance lifesaving international efforts in the areas of injuries, nutrition, the health of women and children as well as both non-communicable and infectious diseases.

The new Global Health Initiative will focus on broad, global perspectives and on innovative, multi-faceted interventions to develop and implement evidence-based solutions for these critical issues, and improve life for millions.

This new global health initiative is part of a joint fund-raising effort between the university and health system, “Rising to the Challenge: The Campaign for Johns Hopkins,” which aims to create 300 endowed professorships and generate nearly $700 million for undergraduate financial aid and graduate student fellowships. It also will support interdisciplinary research teams seeking answers to worldwide problems in areas like health, education, water resources and revitalization of cities.

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit welcomes this new initiative to implement life-saving solutions, and prepare future global health leaders to solve critical problems, including the global burden of injuries.

Watch the Global Health Initiative video here: