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  1. South Africa’s response to orphans and vulnerable children: A literature review

    This literature review sought to understand how the South African Education Department and its stakeholders have responded to the plight of OVC.

  2. National school health policy

    School-age children in Rwanda face many challenges related to poor health and poverty such as: environmental hazards including inadequate water, sanitation facilities and school infrastructure, communicable and non-communicable diseases and gender-based violence. These factors influence the learners’ attendance and ability to concentrate on lessons. …

  3. National school health and nutrition strategy

    This document presents a national strategy for school health and nutrition (SHN) in Ethiopia. It is based on extensive evidence collected during a nationwide situation analysis on the health, nutrition and education of schoolchildren conducted in 2008 (July to September) through a process of visits to all Ethiopian regions, a literature review, and consultations with multiple stakeholders. The goal of the strategy is to improve access and educational achievement of schoolchildren through health and nutrition interventions in educational establishments in Ethiopia. …

  4. Guidelines for the implementation of school health and nutrition programme activities

    The Ministry of Education Policy, Educating our Future, recognizes the fact that good health and nutrition is an essential pre-requisite for effective learning. Studies have shown that the introduction of the integrated health and nutrition interventions enhances the enrolment, retention and performance of learners in schools. The SHN policy is an elaboration of the chapter on educational areas of special concern contained in the Ministry of Education Policy specifically on school personal and environmental health. …

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