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

This booklet describes the foundation and reasoning behind the partnership to Focus Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH). It makes a strong case that an effective school health programme: Responds to a new need; Increases the efficacy of other investments in child development; Ensures better educational outcomes; Achieves greater social equity; and Is a highly cost effective strategy. It also explains why the following basic components of a school health programme should be made available together, in all schools: Health related school policies; Provision of safe water and sanitation - the essential first steps towards a healthy physical, learning environment; Skills based health education; and School based health and nutrition services. Lastly, it provides concise and sound reasons to foster effective partnerships between: Education and health sectors; Teachers and health workers; Schools and community groups; Pupils and persons responsible for school health programmes

TitleFocusing resources on effective school health : a FRESH start to enhancing the quality and equity of education
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsUNICEF -New York, NY, US, World Bank -Washington, DC, US, WHO -Geneva, CH, World Health Organization, UNESCO -Paris, FR
Pagination6 p.
Date Published2000-01-01
PublisherUNICEF
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
Keywordseducation, health education, policies, programmes, schools, sdihyg
Abstract

This booklet describes the foundation and reasoning behind the partnership to Focus Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH). It makes a strong case that an effective school health programme: Responds to a new need; Increases the efficacy of other investments in child development; Ensures better educational outcomes; Achieves greater social equity; and Is a highly cost effective strategy. It also explains why the following basic components of a school health programme should be made available together, in all schools: Health related school policies; Provision of safe water and sanitation - the essential first steps towards a healthy physical, learning environment; Skills based health education; and School based health and nutrition services. Lastly, it provides concise and sound reasons to foster effective partnerships between: Education and health sectors; Teachers and health workers; Schools and community groups; Pupils and persons responsible for school health programmes

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