No education system is effective unless it promotes the health and well-being of its students, staff and community. These strong links have never been more visible and compelling than in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This WHO guideline on school health services aims to provide national governments and other stakeholders with detailed guidance on the effectiveness, acceptability and content of comprehensiveschool health services involving a health worker.
This publication is based on an extensive review of health-promoting school policies, strategies and guidelines from 91 countries in various regions and on expert and public consultations with education and health sector policy-makers, practitioners and researchers around the world.
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.
Interventions to reduce unmet need for contraception and early and unintended pregnancies among adolescents should be critical components of family planning programs in developing countries.
Schools are a vital resource for influencing the health and wellbeing of students and also that of families and the wider community.
Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, which is essential for the future health and prosperity of societies, depends on children and adolescents reaching their full potential.
The purpose of this checklist is to enhance compliance and adherence with the public health measures outlined in the recently-updated Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19, particularly taking into consideration children under the age of 18 years in e
This publication presents evidence of the benefits of CSE to allow advocates to develop effective advocacy campaigns and materials based on evidence particularly for Europe and Central Asia.
The Global status report on preventing violence against children 2020 charts countries’ progress towards the SDGs aimed at ending violence against children.