Primary Aged Children in Africa are out of school. Over 61% of teens, ages 15-17 do NOT attend school.
"The relationship between POVERTY and EDUCATION is too close, and virtually integrates into the virtual cycle of ignorance, disease and poverty. Improving the educational status of parents, especially of mothers, on nutrition, sanitation and common disease prevention strategies should logically reduce the malnutrition related mortality and morbidity."
Bain, Luchuo Engelbert et al. “Malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa: burden, causes and prospects.” US National Library of Medicine