National school health and nutrition strategy

Policies & Strategies
Addis Ababa
Ministry of Education
31 p.

This document presents a national strategy for school health and nutrition (SHN) in Ethiopia. It is based on extensive evidence collected during a nationwide situation analysis on the health, nutrition and education of schoolchildren conducted in 2008 (July to September) through a process of visits to all Ethiopian regions, a literature review, and consultations with multiple stakeholders. The goal of the strategy is to improve access and educational achievement of schoolchildren through health and nutrition interventions in educational establishments in Ethiopia. The main objectives are: To promote joint planning, designing and implementation of sustainable and quality health and nutrition interventions across the education sector; and to strengthen coordination, linkage and partnership of SHN interventions by relevant ministries, communities and other stakeholders.

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