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.
Did you know that there are 815 million people in the world that go to bed hungry, while 1.9 billion people are overweight? The world has set a challenge to achieve Zero Hunger and better nutrition by 2030. But governments can’t do it alone - everyone has a role to play.
“Norms and Requirements for WASH in Schools, Dormitories and Kindergartens” was approved in June 2015 by three Ministries (MoECS, MoHS and MoF) as a result of series of advocacy activities by UNICEF in cooperation with partners.
This document complements the recommendations to establish and sustain health promotion in schools set out in the Guidelines to Promote Health in Schools document.
A considerable body of evidence has emerged in the last twenty years to inform governments, schools, non-government organisations (NGO’s), teachers, parents and students about effective school health programmes.