The National School Health Policy 2018 under noncommunicable diseases commits to support promotion of healthy lifestyles and implementation of interventions to reduce the modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases and mental health and their management within the school community.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of young people’s lives, including their schooling, livelihoods and gender relations, as well as their access to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.
The response to the Covid-19 pandemic raises a question about the role of national curriculum frameworks in acquiring and applying knowledge about hygiene and prevention of disease.
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.
The 2015 Kenya National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy recognized the importance of addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs for achieving the country’s development goals.
This presentation, held at the 2017 Family Planning Summit in London, focuses on the education sector response to unintended pregnancy in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The school re-entry guidelines are organized into four chapters. Chapter one discusses the background, rationale, legal and policy context. Chapter two outlines the goal, objectives, target groups, scope and the guiding principles of the guideline.
These guidelines provide clear and actionable guidance on measures for physical re-opening safe operations through prevention, early detection, and control of COVID-19 in educational institutions.
This Response Plan targets learners and teachers in basic education institutions with a focus to most vulnerable and poor learners in the Kenyan school system including learners with special needs and disabilities.
The teenage pregnancy and motherhood rate in Kenya stands at 18%. This implies that about 1 in every 5 teenage girls between the ages of 15-19 years, have either had a live birth or are pregnant with their first child.