Wednesday, 08 February 2023 20:33

Education: More investment in school health, nutrition, will realize childhood potential

WFP/Hugh Rutherford
Children eating lunch at a primary school in Burundi.

Although investing in school health and nutrition has a positive effect on children’s academic outcomes, one-third of schools worldwide still do not have access to drinking water and basic sanitation facilities, three UN agencies said in a report published on Wednesday.

It is estimated that some 584 million children have limited or no access to basic drinking water services at school.

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