Global Partnership for Education Webinar on Optimizing Education Outcomes

On April 26, 2018, the Global Partnership for Education, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and The Partnership for Child Development, hosted the first of a three-part webinar series on health and education. The series is based on the recent publication “Optimizing Education Outcomes: High-Return Investments in School Health for Increased Participation and Learning,” and explored how health investments can achieve education and Sustainable Deveoplment Goal targets through four thematic areas:
  • background content of DCP3 Volume 8, Child and Adolescent Health and Development
  • the new Education edition, Optimizing Education Outcomes
  • Synergies in health and education investments can maximize health and education outcomes in the SDG era and help achieve the GPE 2020 Strategic Plan
  • Packages and platforms for delivering costed and cost-effective interventions during school-age and older adolescence
The session was moderated by Jane Davies, Senior Education Specialist, GPE. The session’s first speaker was Donald Bundy, Professor of Epidemiology and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who shared background information on DCP3, emphasizing key messages and outcomes from the Child and Adolescent Health and Development volume. His presentation was followed by Lesley Drake, Executive Director of the Partnership for Child Development, who introduced the essential package for school-aged children and highlighted the importance of school feeding as an intervention within the essential package. Alice Albright, the Chief Executive Officer of GPE, touched upon the report and how it corresponds with the key objectives of GPE’s 2020 Strategic Plan. Lastly, Linda Schultz, Health and Education Consultant at the World Bank, provided a brief introduction to the topics that will be discussed in Part 2 and 3 of this webinar series, scheduled for May 31st and June 28th at 8:00 am EST.