The Safe Schools Program (Safe Schools) was a five-year initiative (2003-2008) funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Women in Development and implemented by DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech).
This Education Sector School Health, Nutrition and HIV and AIDS Strategic plan (2008-2012) has been drafted in line with the newly produced Education Sector Policy on School Health, Nutrition and HIV and AIDS.
The National SHN Strategy aims to provide a uniform approach to agencies working in the field of health and nutrition of school children.
Over the past two decades, many governments and organizations have renewed efforts to develop more effective school-based health and nutrition programmes in low income countries.
This Compendium has been developed in an effort to increase awareness of legal and moral responsibilities to ensure that all children have equal access to quality education.
Providing good quality education to all children in the poorest countries of the world is not a simple task. However, improving children’s health and nutrition is one simple step that can be taken towards achieving this goal.
The Ministry of Education Policy, Educating our Future, recognizes the fact that good health and nutrition is an essential pre-requisite for effective learning.
In 2007, the World Health Organization, together with United Nations and international organization as well as experts, met to draw upon existing evidence and practical experience from regions, countries and individual schools in promoting health through schools.