PCD, Save the Children, 2008. 36 p.
Venkatesh, Mohini
Neeser, Kristie
Partnership for Child Development, PCD
Save the Children
Review conducted on behalf of the FRESH partners for the ‘FRESH Partners Meeting’ held on 8th − 9th of September 2008
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Over the past two decades, many governments and organizations have renewed efforts to develop more effective school-based health and nutrition programmes in low income countries. In large part, this has resulted from the growing body of evidence linking children’s health and education; and the impact of school health and nutrition (SHN) programmes on improving these outcomes and contributing to Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A major breakthrough on the international consensus for SHN programming was achieved in April 2000 at the World Education Forum, where key international agencies agreed on a common framework for SHN programmes, called Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH). The FRESH framework promotes cost-effective programming by calling for the integrated implementation of a core group of four health-related approaches for schools in low income countries: 1. health-related school policies; 2. school-based delivery of health services; 3. safe and sanitary school environment; and 4. skills-based health education. The aim of this review is to form a starting point for discussions on how to develop and disseminate a future generic M&E framework. Such discussions are expected to be initiated at a meeting with the concerned 24 organizations to be held at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in September 2008.
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