Category Archives: Health

Indonesia: Learning to meet the needs of disabled children

Siti is the 10th and final participating teacher in the #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in a school supported by Save the Children in Indonesia, teaching a class with many children with disabilities. This week’s focus on disability and education echoes … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Health, Human rights, Learning, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Quality of education, Teachers | 3 Comments

Global Action Week: When disability is a barrier to education

“Equal Right Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability” is the theme of this year’s Global Action Week. The campaign aims to raise awareness of how a disability can seriously harm a child’s chances of going to school and learning. As we … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Health, Learning, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Teachers, Training, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Education plays a crucial role in fight against HIV and AIDS

Many adolescents living with AIDS do not receive adequate support and care – and many others are not aware of how to protect themselves from AIDS. To mark World AIDS Day, we look at how education – especially of girls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Latin America, Reproductive health, Secondary school | 3 Comments

School meals boost education, communities and economies

To mark World Food Day last week, Carmen Burbano of the United Nations World Food Programme looks at new evidence of the huge benefits of feeding children at school. Education has huge benefits for nutrition, as the EFA Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Famine, Health, Learning, Nutrition, Poverty, Refugees and displaced people | 9 Comments

World Teachers’ Day shines spotlight on global teacher shortage

By Albert Motivans, head of education indicators and data analysis, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, and Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report This year’s World Teachers’ Day, on October 5, focuses on one of the most … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Developing countries, Employment, Health, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Teachers, Training | 8 Comments

Our new evidence underlines education’s unique transformative power

Next week we will release new analysis showing how education transforms lives. Presented as a booklet with infographics by Information is Beautiful, the analysis will demonstrate education’s unrivalled power to boost wider development goals. In two weeks’ time, the shape … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education | 1 Comment

We believe education transforms lives. Do you?

With just a few weeks to go before world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly, the EFA Global Monitoring Report team is launching a new website, ‘Education Transforms’, containing infographics showing education’s pivotal role in achieving progress across … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Employment, Environment, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Reproductive health, Sustainable development, Uncategorized, Youth | 3 Comments

BRIEFLY: Malnutrition prevents children from learning

A report released this week by Save the Children UK shows how much malnutrition harms children’s chances of learning. In a study conducted by Young Lives in four countries, malnourished children scored 7% lower in mathematics tests, were 19% less … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Learning, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Life skills taught in school vital to reduce risk of HIV and AIDS

Only 7% of school children in E & S Africa have desired level of knowledge on HIV and AIDS On World AIDS Day, new research conducted for the Global Monitoring Report  ‘Youth and Skills: Putting education to work’ shows the importance … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Developing countries, Health, HIV/AIDS, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Secondary school, Skills | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Put Education First – share our flyer

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched his Education First initiative today. To support the rationale for choosing access and learning as two of the three key aspects of the new Initiative, we have collected some key statistics below. These include a … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Secondary school, Skills | 1 Comment