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  1. Focusing resources on effective school health: a FRESH start to enhancing the quality and equity of education

    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.

  2. School health toolkit: The FRESH Framework: Focusing Resources on Effective School Health, Hygiene, and Nutrition Programs: A Toolkit for Task Managers

    A toolkit to assist task managers to prepare quality school health and nutrition programmes as components of World Bank projects. The toolkit is based on Focus Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) framework of best practices in school health and nutrition. The kit contains specific examples of school health and nutrition components for education; health, nutrition, population; and early childhood development projects.

  3. Guidelines on the prevention of blood-borne diseases in schools

    This revised education of the booklet aims: to introduce to schools and teachers basic facts about blood-borne diseases and their prevention; to recommend precautionary measures for implementation by schools; and to suggest strategies and resources in teaching of blood-borne diseases in schools.

  4. Preventing HIV/AIDS/STI and related discrimination : an important responsibility of health-promoting schools

    The document provides information that will assist individuals and groups to: make strong case for increased efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS/STI through schools; understand the nature of a Health-Promoting School; and plan and implement HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and health promotion as part of developing a Health-Promoting School.

  5. Young people and anemia

    This issue concentrates on "Is anemia a significant problem for young adults?", "In what ways can adolescents be reached in order to improve their iron status?", "What actions should be taken to reduce anemia?", and "Is there evidence that interventions are successful?"

  6. Legal issues and school-based and school-linked health centers

    This document is an introduction for staff, advocates, and others to the legal issues facing school-based and school-linked health centers SBHC/SLHCs, with examples and discussion intended for non-lawyers.

  7. The School-Linked Health Center: a promising model of community-based care for adolescents

    This document emphasizes on the school-linked health center which is a model for those who are providing reproductive health care and mental health service; or for those who are planning the community health care programmes or policies for adolescents.

  8. Family life, reproductive health, and population education: key elements of a health-promoting school

    This document has been prepared to help people make a case for school-based efforts to address and improve family life, reproductive health, and population education, and to plan, implement, and evaluate school-based efforts as part of the development of a "Health-Promoting School". …

  9. Skills for Health. Skills-based health education including life skills: an important component of a child-friendly/health-promoting school

    This document was prepared to encourage more schools and communities to use skills-based health education, including life skills, as the method for improving health and education; by teaching children and adolescents how to adopt or strengthen healthy lifestyles. It is concerned with the knowledge, attitudes, skills and support that they need to act in healthy ways, develop healthy relationships, seek services and create healthy environments. …

  10. Preventing HIV/AIDS/STI and related discrimination: an important responsibility of health-promoting schools

    This document is designed to help policy-makers, decision-makers, programme planners, development assistants, coordinators, members of the school community, community leaders, health care providers, and social workers address the broad range of factors that must be changed to prevent and reduce risky behaviours among school-aged children. It focuses on health promotion and on improvement of health, education and well-being in the school and the community. Its purpose is to strengthen efforts to help young people learn how to prevent HIV infection, and other STDs. …

  11. Comprehensive school health and nutrition

    This is a report of a Sub-regional Workshop on Comprehensive School Health and Nutrition, held in Chiangmai, Thailand, 21-25 October 2002, hosted by the Thai National Commission for UNESCO. Among others, some of the objectives of the workshop were to: 1) raise awareness of participants on the important links between health, nutrition and education and the value of implementing comprehensive school health programmes as a strategy for achieving the goal of education for all (EFA). 2) To discuss how heath issues (e.g. …

  12. Improving health through schools: national and international strategies

    This publication describes the different strategies implemented to improve health through schools. The chapters present the current health concerns among school-age children and adolescents, and the strategic responses of governments, national and international organizations to address health issues through schools. …

  13. Summary of the report Child-friendly Community Schools' Approach for Promoting Health, Psychosocial Development, and Resilience in Children and Youth Affected by AIDS by the Thai Lifeskills Development Foundation (Chiang Mai), 1998

    Summary of the report Child-friendly Community Schools' Approach for Promoting Health, Psychosocial Development, and Resilience in Children and Youth Affected by AIDS by the Thai Lifeskills Development Foundation (Chiang Mai), 1998

  14. Strengthening schools as nodes of care and support. Education policy round table meeting report, 28th and 29th July 2003

    The aim of the education policy round table was to consider the extended role of schools as nodes of care and support to vulnerable children in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.The objectives of the meeting were: 1. To present and debate the concept of schools as nodes of care and support for vulnerable children in the context of HIV/AIDS. 2. To identify existing Governmental programmes and policies relevant to the care and support of vulnerable children through schools. 3. To identify potential challenges to putting into practice an expanded role for schools. 4. …

  15. Health promoting schools initiative: a project of the Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Health and Wellness Unit, Ministry of Health Guyana

    The main thrust of the initiative has been the formation of school health clubs in secondary level schools throughout Guyana. These health clubs are intended to be a way for young people to be positively engaged in productive activities, learn about healthy behaviours and lifestyles, take responsibility for their own health and health promotion in their schools, and generate positive peer norms as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. The intention is for every secondary level school in the country to have its own health club.

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