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2014-06-25 08:31:26

BALTIMORE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jhpiego has been chosen to lead the United States Government's flagship effort to end preventable maternal and child deaths. The Maternal and Child Survival Program, a 5-year, $500 million agreement supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will accelerate the rapid expansion of innovative, high-impact health approaches in 24 priority countries in order to save the lives of every woman and child in need.[1]...

2014-06-17 08:31:53

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wasil Foundation, a Pakistan-based microfinance institution, won the Islamic Microfinance Challenge, a global contest to identify innovative Sharia-compliant financial products. Wasil won the $100,000 grant award for its package of products aimed specifically at smallholder farmers. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click here:...

2014-06-04 08:31:15

ST LOUIS, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Phillip I. Tarr MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital, in collaboration with MediBeacon LLC, will pursue an innovative global health and development...

2014-05-30 23:11:42

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will address the subject of Effective Donor-Country Partnerships at Society For International Development, Washington D.C. chapter, June 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 At the annual SIDW conference held May 20, 2014, Dr. Elvira, along with other global health experts, shared her views at a panel designed to answer the following three questions: 1.     How should the traditional...

2014-05-20 08:35:40

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have forged a first-of-its-kind agreement designed to leverage the unique assets of NGOs for greater impact. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC04603LOGO Unveiled Monday on Capitol Hill, the three-year agreement provides a framework for the U.S....

2014-05-13 20:24:56

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewSchools Venture Fund today announced that its Board of Directors has named Stacey Childress as Chief Executive Officer to lead the venture philanthropy's support of innovation in K-12 education. "Stacey brings to NewSchools a deep understanding of education entrepreneurship and innovation," said Dave Goldberg, NewSchools board member and CEO of SurveyMonkey. "But it is Stacey's track record as a bold investor in people and ideas with...

2014-04-07 12:27:14

Concert to Recognize U.S. Aid to Global Child Survival Efforts and Call for Additional Commitments to Child Protection WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Citizen movement continues its efforts to motivate and educate socially-active youth about the causes and consequences of extreme poverty with a newly announced DC-area concert featuring Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Krewella, Alvin Risk, and more. Presented in partnership with World Childhood Foundation, the...

2014-04-02 08:32:29

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Robin Hood announced the release of the Poverty Tracker survey results, developed in partnership with Columbia University's Population Research Center. This quarterly survey of 2,300 households throughout the five boroughs and across all income levels is designed to take a deeper, more realistic look at disadvantage among New Yorkers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130812/NY62679LOGO-b The goal is to capture rich details on...

2014-03-26 16:26:34

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation has announced a new $500,000 matching campaign to support its Last Mile Initiative, a five-year campaign to help 1 million poor people living in rural Latin America improve their lives. The dollar-for-dollar match is backed by Florida philanthropist David Russell and his wife, Susan. Launched in 2011, with significant support from Dallas-based Chiapas International, the Last Mile Campaign focuses on giving...

2014-02-11 12:21:34

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the aim of achieving long-lasting improvements in the areas of education, clean water and strengthening women, the H&M Conscious Foundation will support UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE. These three separate global programs for change will start from February 2014 and they will receive a total of SEK 180 million (approx 27.9 million USD) over a three-year period. The global programs with UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE aim to drive change within...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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