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2011-08-09 10:46:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenton has named Rose Mary Romano, M.A., an internationally recognized expert on social marketing, health and development communications as a senior vice president in its DC office. Romano was previously Senior Communication Specialist for the Academy for Educational Development (AED) in Washington D.C. where she managed a number of country programs and global media projects for C-Change, a multi-million dollar U.S. Agency for International...

2009-11-03 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Academy for Educational Development (AED) a five-year, multi-million dollar cooperative agreement called PREVENT to develop and implement effective behavior change and communications interventions that reduce the risk of emerging zoonotic diseases. PREVENT, which is slated to work in four geographic areas (the Gangetic Plain, Amazon River Basin, Congo River Basin, and...

2009-09-17 08:04:33

Data shows combined approach of selling bed nets and giving vouchers for subsidized and free nets proves effective, sustainable, replicable In a decade-long initiative to protect millions of families from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a U.S. government-funded project helped sell 50 million bed nets in seven countries, crafted a voucher system to allow the poor to receive them for free or partial cost, and created enough incentives for private companies that they invested $88 million to...

2009-06-15 15:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Important sustainability efforts are continuing at leading companies despite challenges presented by the current global economy. Such initiatives will be discussed at The Conference Board 2009 Business and Sustainability Conference, sponsored by Mars, Incorporated and ExxonMobil. The conference, presented in collaboration with the Academy for Educational Development (AED), will be at the AED Conference Center, Washington, D.C., June 17-18, 2009. The...

2009-05-27 14:00:00

New AED Platform - GATHER(TM) - Improves Real-time Data Collection, Analysis, and Sharing in Remote Regions WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent H1N1 outbreak underscored the need for speedy and accurate data-sharing between health workers in remote regions and their national ministries. While such communication alone can't prevent a pandemic, the lack of it can result in one. AED is responding to this need with GATHER(TM), a technology platform designed to address...

2009-03-05 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AED today announced that it has received a $76 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support efforts to improve infant and young child nutrition in developing countries in Africa and Asia. The initiative, Alive & Thrive, will work to increase rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improve complementary feeding for children 6-24 months old. Each year, 1.4 million children die and millions more are permanently disabled...

2008-12-16 08:15:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, has outlined an aggressive research agenda focused on areas such as programs of study, literacy in career and technical education (CTE), and using data to assess student performance. "The focus of the Research Center will be on three major components of effective education," said...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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