Peace Corps announced today the signing of a global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Johns Hopkins University on behalf of the Bloomberg School of Public Health to strengthen collaboration and increase opportunities for Peace Corps volunteers in public health. Volunteers serving in 22 countries can now work directly on projects implemented by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU∙CCP).
“The Bloomberg School and the Peace Corps have a strong relationship, which dates back many years and includes programs like our Peace Corps Master’s International Program,” said Dr. Michael Klag, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “This agreement is an opportunity to strengthen our ties to address many of the public health problems facing our world.”
Peace Corps volunteers have been working on select JHU∙CCP programs for many years to implement grassroots projects. Tanzania volunteer Kory Funk recently worked with JHU∙CCP’s COMMIT project to design and implement an anti-malaria campaign. Volunteers have also participated in other JHU∙CCP programs including NetWorks in Senegal, Stop Malaria in Uganda and Ghana Behavior Change Support. The newly signed MOU improves and builds on this strong foundation to further integrate Peace Corps and JHU∙CCP efforts.
Read the full press release on the Peace Corps website.