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UNESCO HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse

Upcoming webinar on Substance Abuse Prevention in Schools

The School Health and Nutrition webinar series provides monthly presentations by leading policy makers, researchers and implementers engaged in improving the health and education of children in low and middle income countries across the globe. The webinars cover all areas of school health and nutrition with speakers draw from organisations engaged in furthering the aims and objectives of the FRESH movement.

The next webinar will take place on 15 November and will discuss the role of education sector in contributing to the prevention of drug use and other risky behaviours, and introduce the types of school based approaches found effective for preventing later substance use. Hanna Heikkilä from UNODC and Yongfeng Liu from UNESCO will highlight the important role schools can have in preventing substance use and ensuring children and youth grow healthy and safe in to adulthood. The webinar will coincide with the launch of the Good Policy and Practice in Health Education Booklet 10 - Education sector responses to the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, a joint publication developed by UNESCO in partnership with UNODC and WHO.

More information, including on how to register, is available on the Schools and Health website: www.schoolsandhealth.org/Pages/SHN-Webinar-Series.aspx#

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