Countries in the WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR) have prepared national health programmes during the last decade and have been implementing the adolescent friendly health services with variable scale and pace.
Global school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic present an unprecedented risk to children’s education, protection and well-being. Teachers and other education staff are at the forefront ensuring children keep learning.
Children have the right to an education. Where schools are not being reopened all children must have access to learning through alternative means. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and countries start easing lockdowns, UNICEF called for schools to reopen.
As education systems around the world begin to reopen, schools must be prepared to mitigate and respond to gender-based violence in and around schools, and provide support for those children who have experienced violence in the context of school closures.
The 65 cards summarize key expert recommendations on nine questions (each question has between 5-10 cards) about COVID-19, its influence on our everyday lives – work, studying, relationships with closest ones, physical and mental health – and ways to adapt to this new reality.
This manual contents have been adjusted to fit the local context for early childhood education in different areas and can be used as a reference for schools and communities when implementing Fit for School activities focusing on preventing communicable diseases among school-age children such as:
The Three Star Approach provides step-wise guidance for schools to make gradual improvements towards reaching national WASH in School (WinS) standards.
This document developed by the WASH in Schools Network provides 10 WASH immediate actions to support school heads in managing their response to COVID-19:
2. Water availability
4. Cleaning and disinfecting
5. Waste management
Recent guidance by WHO and other United Nations partners – Global accelerated action for the health of adolescents (AA-HA!): guidance to support country implementation – recommended that “every school should be a health promoting school”. This is in line with the redefinition of school health.
This K-12 Schools COVID-19 Mitigation Toolkit is designed for public health officials, K-12 administrators, school district officials, and occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals to assess hazards and implement mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19