Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, which is essential for the future health and prosperity of societies, depends on children and adolescents reaching their full potential.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected millions of children across almost every country. This has brought about an immeasurable disruption to children’s education and well-being. Schools across the globe have closed down, leaving over 1 billion students without access to education.
Countries across the globe are gradually reopening or planning for the reopening of schools and other education institutions, after several months of closure, as part of wider efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The nutritional status of school children impacts on their health status, quality of life and learning achievement.
The main responsibilities of the Ministry of Education include; Enrollment of all school going age children to formal education at schools ensuring "Education for All" , Provision of quality Education and Create future generation with improved physical and psychological skills.
The Sudan Education Sector has adopted the below criteria as part of broader COVID-19 mitigation measures to enable children to return to school and continue their learning in a safe and protective environment.
The main aim of these guidelines is to provide teachers and school administrations but also learners and parents with general information about COVID-19.
When considering the reopening of schools, four key sanitary criteria should be considered to ensure that students and teachers alike are safe: A) Ensure social distancing; B) Keep schools clean and disinfected; C) Ensure that students and teachers enter school healthy and stay healthy; and D) Pr
According to WHO 2012 estimates, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) was responsible for 842 000 annual deaths from diarrhoea and 15% of the Global Burden of Disease in Disability- Adjusted Life Years (DALYs).
Healthy and well-nourished schoolchildren learn better. Healthy children also have better chances to thrive and fulfil their potential as adults.