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  1. Association between availability and quality of health services in schools and reproductive health outcomes among students: a multilevel observational study

    Objectives. The authors determined the association between availability and quality of school health services and reproductive health outcomes among sexually active students. Methods. The authors used a 2-stage random sampling cluster design to collect nationally representative data from 9107 students from 96 New Zealand high schools. Students self-reported whether they were sexually active, how often they used condoms or contraception, and their involvement in pregnancy. …

  2. Condom access in South African schools: law, policy, and practice

    South Africa’s recently adopted Children’s Act provides children the right to access reproductive health services as a way of addressing the HIV pandemic, but there remains confusion about how socially divisive rights provided for by the Act, such as condom access for youth, will be achieved. The Children’s Act, together with South African government policies, allows individual schools to decide whether to distribute condoms, but most school staff are unaware of South African policy and regulations governing condom provision in schools. …

  3. Schools for health, education and development: a call for action

    In 2007, the World Health Organization, together with United Nations and international organization as well as experts, met to draw upon existing evidence and practical experience from regions, countries and individual schools in promoting health through schools. The goal of the meeting was to identify current and emerging global factors affecting schools, and to help them respond more effectively to health, education and development opportunities. …

  4. School health, nutrition and education for all: levelling the playing field

    Providing good quality education to all children in the poorest countries of the world is not a simple task. However, improving children’s health and nutrition is one simple step that can be taken towards achieving this goal. Health and nutrition programmes offer substantial benefits to children’s education, helping them to attend school and learn while there. …

  5. The health promoting school: international advances in theory, evaluation and practice

    In the 1990s, the European Network of Health Promoting Schools was founded by the European Commission and WHO's Regional Office for Europe after a number of conferences and workshops on the settings-based approach to health. …

  6. Rethinking school health: a key component of Education for All

    For the goals of Education for All (EFA) to be achieved, children must be healthy enough not only to attend school but also to learn while there. Because school health and nutrition programs specifically benefit poor, sick, and hungry children, they can make a key contribution to achieving EFA's goals. However, children can benefit only if the programs reach them. …

  7. Directory of support to school-based health and nutrion programmes

    Building on information gathered during a previous survey (2000), this survey provides an update and overview of support to school health and nutrition (SHN) programmes in low income countries. The survey provides an analysis of the information gathered from 38 organizations and serves to highlight areas of ongoing concern and emerging trends and issues since 2000.

  8. 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.

  9. School Health & Nutrition: A Situation Analysis - A Participatory Approach to Building Programmes that Promote Health, Nutrition and Learning in Schools

    This document has been developed by The Partnership for Child Development in collaboration with other agencies, including UNICEF, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, WHO, USAID, PAHO and The World Bank. It has been field tested in five countries in Africa. The goal of the situation analysis described in this document is to guide the design and evaluation of school-based health and nutrition programmes. …

  10. School Based Health and Nutrition Programmes: Findings from a survey of donor and agency support

    This paper is an update of the original survey that was carried out by Carmel Dolan in 1997 and completed in 1998. The current up-dated survey was conducted in preparation for a UN sub-committee on nutrition (ACC/SCN) meeting held in April 2000, where the subject of support to school aged children was discussed. Information was gathered in a similar way to the original survey, using telephone, email, post and use of agency/organisation web sites, annual reports and newsletters, over a three-month period from September 1999, by Celia Maier.

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