School health

definition

School health programmes help link the resources of the health, education, nutrition, and sanitation sectors in an infrastructure - the school - that is already in place, is pervasive and is sustained.

UNICEF, WHO, et World Bank. Focusing Resources on Effective School Health: a FRESH start to enhancing the quality and equity of education, 2001.

example of use

Improving the health and learning of school children through school-based health and nutrition programmes is not a new concept. Many countries have school health programmes, and many agencies and non-government organizations (NGO’s) have decades of experience. These common experiences suggest an opportunity for concerted action by a partnership of agencies and NGO’s to broaden the scope of school health programmes and make them more effective. Effective school health programmes will contribute to the development of Child-friendly schools and thus to the promotion of education for all (UNICEF, WHO and World Bank, 2001: 5).

UNICEF, WHO, et World Bank. Focusing Resources on Effective School Health: a FRESH start to enhancing the quality and equity of education, 2001.

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