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Investments that promote keeping girls in school, particularly in secondary school, have far-reaching and long-term health and development benefits for individuals, families, and communities. The purpose of this brief is to describe the relationship of girls’ education on family planning and reproductive health and behaviors; highlight evidence-based practices that increase girls’ enrollment, retention, and participation in school; and provide recommendations for how the health sector can support keeping girls in school.
The booklet describes the foundation and reasoning behind the partnership of Focus Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH). It explains the basic components of a school health programme and provides rationales to foster effective partnerships between education and health sectors, teachers and health workers, school and community groups, pupils and persons responsible for school health programme.