School Health Essay

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School Health Service Introduction: School health service is the integral part of public health or community health. The relationship among the school health service and development is interdependent. Healthy children are the major input for human resource development. The school health problems are not ignorable. Because the children are encounter a lot of physical and psychological problems in their school ages. In advanced world school health is considered as an important issue of public health. Though, this aspect of public health services has not flourished yet in our country. The facet of school health should be considered as the basic foundation of health of future nation. It can help in the development of healthy and brilliant…show more content…
By 1973, twenty more school health clinics were established at district level of the country. In the absence of any definite policy and plan the school health services of Bangladesh has not made any headway. Since its inception SHP has been able to cover only around 2% of the primary schools and 6% of the secondary schools in the country and the services provided are mostly curative and that too very limited in the nature. What is the relationship in between Health and Education? A great deal of research is available to describe the relationship between educational attainment and health among adults. Because adults have for the most part completed their education, the attainment of education precedes their health status: we can safely say that more highly educated adults tend to be healthier. For this reason, public health advocates are giving increased attention to the social determinants of health for improving public health. The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. These include income, education, and access to resources. What are the common school health…show more content…
Increase the number of schools with adequate water and sanitation facilities, well maintained and with separate facilities for boys and girls | School construction norms that include adequate water and sanitation, with separate facilities for boys and girls | The school population especially adolescent girls | * % of schools with safe water and adequate, well maintained sanitation facilities * Increased gross enrollment rates of girls | Reduce incidence of diarrhea and intestinal infections among school children | Safe water available in schools | The school population and the community | * Reduced absenteeism and repetition rates | Skills-based health education | Reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and drop-outs from school | Skills-based health education including family life education | Adolescents | * Increased gross enrollment rates of girls * Reduced number of girls who drop out due to pregnancy and discrimination | Reduce risk behaviorsand address lack of knowledge on HIV/AIDS | Skills-based health education and HIV/AIDS/STD prevention included in school curriculum | All school children | * % of school children with life skills to prevent HIV/AIDS/STD transmission | Reduce short term hunger and improve nutrition | Skills-based nutrition education | All school children | * % of children that have food before they go to school
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