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how does education affect health

How does education affect health
Education is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people and its future. GPE supports developing countries to ensure every child receives a quality education

260 million children and youth were out of school in 2018.

A good quality education is the foundation of health and well-being. For people to lead healthy and productive lives, they need knowledge to prevent sickness and disease. For children and adolescents to learn, they need to be well nourished and healthy. Statistics from UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report show that the attainment of higher levels of education among mothers improves children’s nutrition and vaccination rates, while reducing preventable child deaths, maternal mortality and HIV.
Education is a catalyst for development and a health intervention in its own right. The 2015 Incheon Declaration confirms that education develops the skills, values and attitudes that enable citizens to lead healthy and fulfilled lives, make informed decisions, and respond to local and global challenges.

References:

http://en.unesco.org/themes/education-health-and-well-being
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