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1. School-based health and nutrition services


Promoting adolescent sexual and reproductive health through schools in low income countries: an information brief
WHO, 2009
The premise of the Brief is that school-based sexual and reproductive health education is one of the most important and widespread ways to help adolescents to recognize and avert risks and improve their reproductive health.

Inequalities in young people’s health. Key findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2005/2006 survey

WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2008

Deworming Children Brings Huge Health and Development Gains in Low-Income Countries

De-worming Young Children World Health Organization (WHO), February 2007

Nutrition, Food Supply and Quality Issues in Schools
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)

Growing through adolescence : a training pack based on a Health Promoting School approach to healthy eating
WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2004 (more)

Save the Children School Health and Nutrition Programs around the World Save the Children, April 2004

Save the Children — De-worming through Schools

World Health Organization (WHO), September 2004

Building a Healthier Future Through School Health Programs:
Promising Practices in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: A Public Health Framework for Action. Atlanta: CDC, 2003.

2. School health general

CDC's School Health Education Resources

Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH)

Schools and Health
Partnership for Child Developement (PCD)

Global experience in school programmes
Kathleen Shordt, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, April 2007

Strengthening the Education Sector Response to School Health
Greater Mekong Sub-regional Workshop, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 5-9 March 2007
Summary Report (pdf)

What is the evidence on school health promotion in improving health or preventing disease and, specifically, what is the effectiveness of the health promoting schools approach?
WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2006

Comprehensive School Health and Nutrition
UNESCO, 2003

Sub-Regional Workshop on FRESH: Focusing Resources on Effective School Health
UNESCO, November 2003

3. Safe water, sanitation and infrastructure

School policy framework : implementation of the WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity and health
World Health Organization, 2008


Toolkit on Hygiene Sanitation & Water in Schools

Consultative Workshop on Promoting "WASH in the through Schools

The Physical School Environment: An Essential Element of a Health-promoting School

World Health Organization (WHO), 2004

4. Skill-based health education

Health-promoting schools : a practical resource for developing effective partnerships in school health, based on the experience of the European Network of Health Promoting schools
WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2006

Information Series of School Health, Document 6.1. Teachers Exercise Book for HIV Prevention
World Health Organization (WHO). 2004

Preventing HIV/AIDS and related discrimination: An important responsibility of health promoting schools
WHO School Health Information Series, WHO, 2000

School Health and Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in the Education Sector

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Why the Education Sector has a Key Role in the HIV and AIDS response in South Asia

June 2006

5. Others

World Health Statistics 2008
World Health Organization (WHO) (pdf)

Confronting the Epdemic of Chronic Diseases: Three Risk Factors
Oxford Health Alliance, August 2007 (pdf)

Menstruation and Body Awareness: Linking Girls' Health with Girls' Education
Kirk, J. and Sommer, M., 2006 (pdf)

New WFP Survey Highlights Health Woes of Aceh Schoolchildren (News Brief)
World Health Programme, September 2006

The Critical Role of School Health Programs: Preventing Chronic Disease: Investing Wisely in Health (fact sheet).
Atlanta: CDC, 2003.

Information Series of School Health, Document 8. Family Life, Reproductive Health, and Population Education: Key Elements of a of a Health-Promoting School
World Health Organization (WHO), 2003

Overview of School Sanitation and Hygiene Education in Developing Countries

Arlex Sanchez Torres, Kathleen Shordt and Marielle Snel, November 2002