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  1. School health matters beyond 2015: Focussing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH)

    A joint statement from the Coordinating Group of the professionals and organizations involved in promoting school health and development through the global framework FRESH.

  2. FRESH: a comprehensive school health approach to achieve EFA

    At the dawn of the 21st century, the learning potential of children and young people in every country in the world is compromised b y conditions and behaviours that undermine the physical and emotional well-being that makes learning possible. Hunger, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, malaria, polio and intestinal infections, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and injury, unplanned pregnancy and infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections threaten the health and lives of the children and youth in which Education for All efforts are most invested. …

  3. National school health strategic plan 2013/14-2017/18

    The purpose of the school health strategic plan is to provide a detailed roadmap and framework for the effective implementation of the school health policy. The strategic plan seeks to ensure implementation of quality integrated services for all children at school, calling for inter-sectoral coordination of the education, health, nutrition, sanitation, and child protection sectors.

  4. National school health strategy implementation plan 2011-2015

    This national school health strategic implementation plan aims to identify and mainstream key health interventions for improved school health and education. The strategy comprises eight thematic areas; these are: Values and life skills, Gender issues, Child rights, child protection and responsibilities, Special needs, disability and rehabilitation, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Nutrition, Disease prevention and control and School infrastructure and environmental safety. …

  5. Health Promoting Schools Course Student Teacher Course Book

    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. Many schools are becoming Health Promoting Schools (HPS) and the Department of Education is urging all schools to become healthy and child friendly. This course is designed to help the student teacher learn how to plan, manage and implement HPS strategies in their own school. …

  6. Equity and inclusion in education: a guide to support education sector plan preparation, revision and appraisal

    This guide was developed to support the integration of equity and inclusion issues in education sector plans while they are developed, revised or appraised. It promotes a more comprehensive and evidence-based approach to providing equitable education, which is at the heart of Education for All. This guide is designed primarily for use by local education groups, specifically governments. It can also be used to foster dialogue and the planning process among other stakeholders, including civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities.

  7. Rapid situation analysis of the education sector's response to HIV and AIDS in the context of school health and nutrition in Guyana

    This situation analysis was undertaken as a tripartite activity of UNESCO, the World Bank, and the Partnership for Child Development for the Guyana Ministry of Education. The situation analysis sought to enable the development of a comprehensive school health, nutrition, and HIV (SHN & HIV) education sector response for incorporation within the forthcoming Guyana Education Sector Strategic Plan, 2008-12. The key findings of the situation analysis include: At present, responsibility for coordination within the education sector of SHN & HIV activities in Guyana is dispersed. …

  8. FRESH Tools for Effective School Health

    This document is intended to help individuals advocate for and implement HIV/AIDS/STI prevention through schools. Clearly showing that HIV prevention programmes are effective in reducing the risk of HIV infection among young people, it puts forward strong arguments for addressing HIV/AIDS/STI prevention through schools and why schools must accept the responsibility to educate their community members and work with them to determine the most appropriate and effective ways to prevent HIV infection among young people. …

  9. United Nations Initiative on Focusing Resources on effective School Health (FRESH) in the Arab States. Phase Two Report 2004- 2005

    This document is a report published in 2006 by the Regional Office for Education in the Arab States, Beirut, and the American University of Beirut. This report presents results of phase two of the regional project on School Health Education "Follow up on FRESH Initiative that was implemented by UNESCO regional office in Beirut in collaboration with the Health Education Resource Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, American university of Beirut. The overall goals of the project are to: assess school health education and HIV & AIDS preventive activities in schools and needs in this area. …

  10. Comprehensive school health education: suggested guidelines for action

    Education for health is a fundamental right of every child. Health is inextricably linked to educational achievement, quality of life, and economic productivity. By acquiring health-related knowledge, values, skills, and practices, children can be empowered to pursue a healthy life and to work as agents of change for the health of their communities. In order to achieve these goals, this report, an outcome of the WHO/UNESCO/UNICEF Consultation on strategies for implementing comprehensive school health education/Promotion programme, provides general principles and strategies to guide action.

  11. School health education to prevent AIDS and STD: a resource package for curriculum planners; students' activities

    This handbook for students is the last in a series of three documents designed for educational planners, teachers and students on school health education and the prevention of HIV/AIDS and STDs. It includes some fifty-three student learning activities on prevention of HIV/AIDS and STDs. The activities are divided into four units: 1) basic knowledge on HIV/AIDS and STDs; 2) abstinence and postponement of first sexual contact; 3) practicing safer sex; and 4) counselling and support.

  12. School health education to prevent AIDS and STD; a resource package for curriculum planners: handbook for curriculum planners

    This handbook on school health education and the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs is the first in a series of three documents designed for educational planners, educators and learners. Based on a participative methodology, this handbook discusses the main steps in curriculum planning. It also covers aspects of teacher training.

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