AED - Academy for Educational Development
AED: Connecting People > Creating Change
AED is a bridge, a link between the problem and the solution, the need and the resource, people and their potential.
Founded in 1961, AED is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems and building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to become more self-sufficient. AED works in all the major areas of human development, with a focus on improving education, health, and economic opportunities for the least advantaged in the United States and developing countries throughout the world.
AED is working with many partners to improve how people impact the health of the planet. We use our expertise in social marketing, education, communications, and advocacy to reach a wide variety of audiences in order to influence behaviors and policies affecting the environment.
Our own health is largely defined by our behavior. In the 1970s, AED launched its first behavior change initiative to effectively treat diarrhea disease, a major killer of children under the age of 5 in the developing world. AED now works to change behavior--and improve health--all over the world. Our programs include hygiene improvement, nutrition, maternal and child health, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and malaria prevention.
AED is leading the Hygiene Improvement project, a 5-year USAID funded project focusing on behaviour change and plans to bring about sustainable, improvements at scale in three key hygiene practices in at least 5 countries. The three key hygiene practices effective at reducing diarrheal disease are safe feces disposal, hand washing, and safe storage and treatment of drinking water at point-of-use. HIP tasks include:
- at scale country implementation
- integration of hygiene into health and non-health platforms
- global leadership and advocacy around hygiene improvement
- support and liaison to PVOs, NGOs and networks
- knowledge management to share knowledge
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