This briefing note outlines key policy recommendations to strengthen education systems to protect and promote the mental health and psychosocial well-being of children and adolescents, including support for their teachers and caregivers.
This technical brief aims to inform and support global dialogue and accelerate action on prioritizing services and support for adolescent and young mothers living with HIV.
These global standards will support early child education and care providers in providing healthy foods and beverages and ensuring young children are sufficiently physically active, avoid excess sedentary time and get enough sleep whilst attending childcare and education facilities.
This document provides an overview of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues that may be important for the human rights, health and well-being of adolescents (aged 10–19 years) and the relevant World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on how to address them in an easily accessible, us
To build back better from the ongoing pandemic, health and education ministers of countries in WHO South-East Asia Region, and heads of UN agencies committed to health promoting schools for healthier generations and societies, and for schools to remain operational during public health emergencies
This report provides a global snapshot of the status of school-based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). Drawing on a range of existing and new data sources, and looking at case studies from around the world, the report demonstrates how countries are advancing on their journeys towards CSE.
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.