Health  China Project #7038

Improve Education by Improving Basic Health, China

by Rural Education Action Project


Iron deficiency anemia, nearsightedness & intestinal worm infections harm the health of children in poor rural areas and keep them from learning. Low cost solutions are available. Become Part of REAP.

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Only 3% of poor, rural Chinese students go to college (compared to 50% in large cities). Less than 25% go to high school. REAP's work finds 34% of poor, rural children to be anemic (and have poor nutrition). 10% are nearsighted (and do not have glasses). 40% in many areas have intestinal worm infections (and do not receive deworming tablets). These nutrition and health problems have been shown in China and internationally to hold children back by greatly diminishing their academic performance.


REAP will provide health checkups, nutrition training, multivitamins, eyeglasses, deworming medicine to students in need in 24 primary schools. REAP will measure before and after health/education levels and compare to other schools to show impacts.

Long-Term Impact

We will demonstrably lift the health & education levels among 5000 poor, rural elementary students. Based on state of the art health/educational testing, we will brief policymakers on what works and advocate broad scale up of these low cost solutions

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


REAP's work on health and education problems.
Short video showing REAP's work on anemia.
Briefs: Eye tests, Malnutrition, Anemia Epidemic
Short video featuring the diverse kids we serve.

Organization Information

Rural Education Action Project

Rural Education Action Project
Scott Rozelle
Project Leader:
Scott Rozelle
Stanford, CA United States
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