Improved Learning through better Health, Nutrition and Education for the School-Age Child.
The School Health and Nutrition webinar series provides monthly presentations by leading policy makers, researchers and
implementators 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. This series builds on the SHN Webinar series by Save the Children which began in 2011 and over the past 5 years has brought speakers from the SHN sector of many organizations, including policy makers, researchers and practitioners.
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The School Health Integrated Programming (SHIP) initiative
The School Heath Integrating Programming (SHIP) initiative is a global programme that tsupports governments to mainstream school health and nutrition interventions into national education sector plans. The initiative is focused on two cornerstones of school health and nutrition: deworming and vision screening. These two simple interventions can be used as a platform for other interventions.
As part of the programme the initiative worked with governments in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal, to distribute treatments for intestinal worms and screen the eyes of 40,000 school children, giving glasses to those who need them.
The initiative is collaboration between the World Bank, Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development (PCD)and Sightsavers with funding from the Global Partnership for Education.
Prof Paula Moynihan - Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health at Newcastle University, UK
Global oral health promotion strategy: integrating oral health promotion into general health promotion through sugars reduction and targeting schoolchildren.
Topics covered include:
School policy framework: Implementation of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2008.
Leo Nerderveen and Yuka Makino - WHO
Wadih Maalouf - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Aala El-Khani - University of Manchester, UKIsidore Obot - Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA), NigeriaHanna Heikklia - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies - Global guidelines and lessons learned from the Philippines - May 2017
Marni Sommer, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia UniversityJon Michael Villasenor, UNICEF Philippines
Stefan Witek-McManus, London Applied & Spatial Epidemiology Research Group, LSHTM.
Amina Fakir-Knipiler and Christelle Maitre-Anquetil, SANOFI.
To mark this year's International School Meals Day the FRESH webinar will be focusing on the impact that the McGovern–Dole International Food for Education Projects is having on the education, child development and food security of low-income, food-deficit communities of Guatemala.
Through the USDA-funded Investment for Educational Development in Highlands (IDEA Project), Save the Children Guatemala is improving reading skills, health and nutrition practices in communities and complementing the “School Feeding Program” of the Ministry Of Education of Guatemala, promoting local recipes and the use of local foods.
This webinar will explore tools and approaches for preventing, measuring, monitoring and responding to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), based on evidence and country experiences.
SRGBV affects millions of children and young people, cutting across cultures, economies, peoples and practices. It constitutes a major barrier to children’s ability to learn and develop, and is correlated with lower academic achievement.
Ending school-related gender-based violence is a priority for countries wishing to achieve ambitious global goals on inclusive and quality education for all, good health and well-being and gender equality.
This webinar discusses 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.
The presentation highlights the important role schools can have in preventing substance use and ensuring children and youth grow healthy and safe in to adulthood.
Fit for Schools - A model to promote hand washing - Oct 2016
Nicole Siegmund, GIZ
Basic WASH infrastructures in schools are prerequisites for positive hygiene behaviour and habit formation and address key determinants of health. This webinar looks at how the Fit for Schools Programme builds on existing systems and resources to enable the education sector within the region to implement and manage sustainable school health programmes.
The Impact of School Feeding: Findings from Ghana - Sept 2016Dr Elisabetta Aurino, Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London
Dr Aurino discusses the initial findings of a large scale impact evaluation of the Ghana School Feeding Programme on the health and educational outcomes of children and the incomes of local small holder farmers.