School-based health education programs play an essential role in preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS—and they should be expanded, says EDC’s Ronnie Lovich. Lovich recently met with health practitioners and public health experts from around the world at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.
From 2010 to 2016, EDC’s Youth Employability Skills (YES) Network improved educational and workforce opportunities for over 11,000 youth in Macedonia. Notably, this tally included 450 youth with disabilities—a population that has historically been marginalized in the country’s schools and industry.
Zika, HIV/AIDS, Ebola—when infectious diseases approach epidemic status, panic also spreads. And while Jackie Miller understands people’s heightened concerns about global contagion, she says that the panic ultimately does more harm than good.
EDC international development specialist Gustavo Payan has been selected for the Edward S. Mason Program, the flagship international program of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.