Globally, there are 370 million children receiving school meals every day. Coverage is least in low-income countries, where the need is greatest and where program costs are viewed as high in comparison with the benefits to public health alone.
The creation of Human Capital is dependent upon good health and education throughout the first 8,000 days of life, but there is currently under-investment in health and nutrition after the first 1,000 days.
This report looks at how the current implications of COVID-19 is exacerbating key challenges for people who menstruate around the world and provides recommendations on how to include menstrual hygiene management (MHM) within a COVID-19 response.
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:
This is a summary of the findings from the report of the scoping study done in six locations in Nigeria. The aim of the study was to gather data that will support the development of a national policy on safety and security of schools in Nigeria.
The Three Star Approach provides step-wise guidance for schools to make gradual improvements towards reaching national WASH in School (WinS) standards.
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 publication provides an analysis of the State of School Feeding Worldwide in 2020. A report on the State of School Feeding Worldwide was first published by WFP in 2013.
The home grown school feeding programme (HGSFP) is a component of the national social investment portfolio which was established to improve the health and nutrition status of the pupils in public primary schools across the federation as well as improve economic outcomes for the poor.
Around the world, learning levels remain low and therefore a priority area for improvement. A key barrier to participation and learning in school is student health, especially in low- and middle-income countries.