For families living in remote locations, many of whom are raising children while taking care of elderly parents, access to health and wellness information is an invaluable means of support which can literally save lives.
Education impacts health outcomes. The link between formal education and population health is well-known and has been observed in studies all over the world, in many different communities, countries and regions. Although the reasons are not fully understood, a large part of the education effect on health can be explained by changing health behaviours. The more people understand how their own actions and choices affect health outcomes, the more equipped they are to lead a healthier life.
Equatel partners with health networks, NGO’s and leading education providers to deliver up-to-date, relevant health and wellness information and tutorials. Users can learn about first aid, nutrition and fitness. Receive information and advice about geriatric wellbeing, baby and childcare or prenatal health and read accurate, relevant information about vitamins and supplements.
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As average education increases, life expectancy improves. Studies show that amongst people who have completed 10 years of schooling, average life span is longer and both acute and chronic diseases are less prevalent.
Maternal education is strongly associated with infant and child health. More educated mothers are less likely to have low birthweight babies. In fact the health effects of maternal education have been shown to last well into adulthood.
More educated children have positive effects on the health of parents. A recent study found that incidences of parents giving up smoking increased with the number of school years obtained by their children.