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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.


Johns Hopkins and DuPont Join Forces to Produce an Improved Ebola Protection Suit

The Johns Hopkins University and DuPont have signed license and collaboration agreements allowing DuPont to commercialize a garment with innovative features from Johns Hopkins to help protect people on the front lines of the Ebola crisis and future deadly infectious disease outbreaks. DuPont intends to have the first of these garments available in the marketplace during the first half of 2016.

Johns Hopkins’ Ebola Protective Suit Honored in Fast Company ‘Innovation by Design Awards’

The Johns Hopkins University’s new personal protective suit for front-line health care workers in Ebola outbreaks has been honored as one of 10 finalists in the Social Good category of Fast Company’s 2015 Innovation by Design Awards.

Improved Suit for Ebola Caregivers Selected for Funding in Federal Competition

An advanced protective suit for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, devised by a Johns Hopkins team, is one of the first five awardees in a federal funding contest aimed at quickly devising new tools to combat the deadly disease. The Johns Hopkins prototype is designed to do a better job than current garments in keeping health care workers from coming in contact with Ebola patients’ contagious body fluids, both during treatment and while removing a soiled suit.

Screening Tests for Pregnant Women Win Global Health Prize for Johns Hopkins Students

A team of Johns Hopkins graduate students who developed a low-cost health kit designed to screen pregnant women in developing countries for life-threatening conditions won the grand prize this week in an international competition seeking ways to improve maternal health.

Jhpiego Helps Reopen, Restock Maternity Ward in Haiti

Johns Hopkins’ Jhpiego affiliate helps reopen the maternity ward at the General Hospital, the largest hospital in Port-au-Prince.

Jhpiego team heads to Haiti

A team of health care workers from the Johns Hopkins child and maternal health organization Jhpiego will leave Baltimore for Haiti on Wednesday to supplement its six-person local staff there.

Jhpiego frontline health workers safe in Haiti

All six Haitian employees of Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins global health organization that has worked in Haiti for 15 years, are alive and safe following this week’s devastating earthquake, the organization learned Friday.

Jhpiego Health Workers to Provide Relief Services in Haiti

Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins affiliate with a 15-year history of working in maternal and newborn health, family planning and HIV counseling in Haiti, is ready to send a team to the earthquake-ravaged country to ensure immediate newborn and infant care, assist health care providers and help the government reestablish its health care system.