The international evidence is clear.
In 2001, World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with United Nations' UNICEF, UNESCO, and UNAIDS; and with technical assistance from Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), initiated the development of the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS).
This paper uses a prospective randomized trial to assess the impact of two school feeding schemes on health and education outcomes for children from low-income households in northern rural Burkina Faso.
Southern Africa's rural and impoverished communities are some of the hardest hit by the HIV and AIDS pandemic. Large numbers of vulnerable children in these AIDS-affected communities struggle to access resources and services they desperately need and are entitled to.
Adequate provision of water supply, sanitation, hygiene and waste management in schools has a number of positive effects and contributes to a reduced burden of disease among children, staff and their families.
The Health Promoting Schools Framework for Action provides an evidence framework to assist the growth and development of the concept of health promoting schools in the Region.
This booklet contains a series of tables to help you assess your school’s policies and programmes in its journey towards becoming a health promoting school. Feel free to use this tool to identify gaps and to track your actions. It is recommended that progress be reviewed every six months.
This course book has three modules: health promoting schools, health issues in schools, HPS planning. Schools have an important role in improving the health of children and the community. Teaching about health is one way to improve health but schools can do more.
The Health Promoting School (HPS) course is a core course for pre-service teachers. The rationale for this course is to improve the health of students, teachers and the wider community through good teaching, effective management and being a positive role model.
The mission of this strategy is to provide a healthy and friendly school environment, secure through health education, promoting of environment protection and strengthening partnership within schools, parents and communities.