Role Health and Nutrition Play in Basic Education for the Developing World

Washington, D.C. - Brad Strickland of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a featured speaker at a May 22, 2009 Congressional briefing on the importance that health and nutrition play in providing basic education in developing countries. The briefing is sponsored by the Basic Education Coalition in cooperation with Rep. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota.

Dr. Lesley Drake, executive director of Deworm the World, which is housed at AIR in Washington, D.C., also will participate in the briefing. Other speakers include Ezra Simon of World Learning and Randy Tift of World Vision.

Health and nutrition issues are among main obstacles that prevent millions of children in the developing world from attending school, or from being able to learn to the best of their abilities.

When: Friday, May 22, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: 121 Cannon House Office Building


  • Brad Strickland – American Institutes for Research
  • Dr. Lesley Drake – Executive Director, Deworm the World
  • Ezra Simon – World Learning
  • Randy Tift – World Vision

Deworm the World works with governments and partners to identify and remove barriers to deworming, and supports national plans in developing countries to implement large scale, sustainable programs that are led by the education sector.

Event Information

May 22, 2009
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM