Schools are an ideal setting for creating synergies to address malnutrition and contribute to sustainable development, in that they are able to impact education, health, food security and nutrition simultaneously through various access points and opportunities.
Adolescent girls in the Dominican Republic are being denied their sexual and reproductive rights, including access to safe abortion.
The Greater Mekong sub-Regional Workshop on Strengthening the Education Sector Response to School Health, Nutrition (SHN) and HIV&AIDS Programmes took place from the 5th to the 9th March 2007, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The purpose of the meeting was to set direction and provide leadership to meet future challenges in promoting health through schools, with a focus on addressing the wider determinants of health.
The paper outlines a background to the current social, health, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV and AIDS status of young people, and the magnitude and impacts of the AIDS epidemic with specific focus on young people's vulnerability to HIV infection.