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“Education for All Act of 2013″ introduced in House; includes global health components

Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY, 18th) and Dave Reichert (R-WA, 8th) introduced the “Education for All Act of 2011” (H.R. 2780).  While the proposed bill is primarily focused on achieving universal basic education, it also includes improving health conditions as part of the guiding principles and overall education strategy. Specifically, the bill states that the U.S. should “utilize schools as the foundation for communities’ development and integrate assistance programs, including health and development programs, nutrition and school feeding programs, [and] sanitation and hygiene education” and that the U.S. should work to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on education systems “by equipping teachers with the skills needed for HIV/AIDS prevention and support for persons with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.”

Additional Information:

Access a press release from Representative Lowey about the bill.