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2011-11-01 17:25:00

The founder of BRAC, the world's largest development organization, has won the WISE Prize for Education, a $500,000 award styled as a Nobel for the field of education (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 In recognition of his outstanding work in the field of education, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC, has won the $500,000 WISE Prize for Education in Doha, Qatar. The Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, awarded the prize to Abed, who in 1972 founded what...

2011-10-31 18:00:00

A new book on BRACâs innovative approach to health services, Making Tuberculosis History: Community-based Solutions for Millions, documents the history of one of the most successful anti-tuberculosis programs in the world and suggests how this program can be implemented around the world. (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 BRAC formally launched its new book Making Tuberculosis History: Community-based Solutions for Millions at the annual conference of the prestigious International Union...

2011-09-27 13:10:40

America's experts on aging are headed for meetings with their senators and representatives to underscore the needs of the country's senior population, spurred by the first-ever Take Action Week organized by The Gerontological Society of America – the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. During the September 26 congressional district work period, these advocates will urge their elected leaders to secure funding for aging research and...

2011-09-22 16:00:00

BRAC made a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to mobilize $271 million to provide 7.5 million children and youth with educational opportunities. With a year to go, BRAC has already raised more than $288 million and has provided education to more than 5.5 million children and youth. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 In 2007, BRAC, the largest development organization in the world, made a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to mobilize $271 million to empower the next...

2011-09-01 11:49:13

Critical life course events and experiences – in both youth and middle adulthood – may contribute to health and cognition in later life, according to a new supplemental issue of the Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Furthermore, the authors find that the processes of aging linked to cognition and those linked to health should be studied simultaneously, as part of the same set of processes. There also is an emerging consensus that a...

2011-08-16 10:00:00

Foundation invests in organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes by aligning economic and conservation interests BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $71.8 million in environmental initiatives in 2010. A majority of grants were made to organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes in ocean and river systems to the benefit of both people and...


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