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NORTHERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE 14 – 16 SEPTEMBER 2006 PRESENTED BY ELIAS MOSIKARE. NORTHERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. HEALTH PROMOTION SUB-DIRECTORATE HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS. N.C. PROVINCE PROFILE.

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Northern cape department of health

NORTHERN CAPEDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

14 – 16 SEPTEMBER 2006

PRESENTED BY

ELIAS MOSIKARE


Northern cape department of health1

NORTHERN CAPEDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HEALTH PROMOTION SUB-DIRECTORATE

HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS


N c province profile
N.C. PROVINCE PROFILE

  • Geographically the largest, occupying one third of the country and vast, but with the least population of 2%

  • 437 primary and high schools

  • Province demarcated into 5 districts except for the Education Department with 4 districts


N c province profile con
N.C. PROVINCE PROFILE CON…

  • Districts Schools

    • Frances Baard 130

    • Namakwa 82

    • Pixley Ka Seme 102

    • Siyanda and Kgalagadi-combined 123

      437


Background
BACKGROUND

  • School Health Services used to be conducted vertically by a team of School Health nurses visiting schools periodically to examine and refer children presenting health problems.


Background cont
BACKGROUND CONT…

  • The Service was phased out after 1994 because there were inequities and lack of standardization in the way the school health service was being provided.


Background cont1
BACKGROUND CONT…

  • The Health Promoting Schools initiative gained ground during 2005 and much progress has been made in the province.


Launch of the hps initiative
LAUNCH OF THE HPS INITIATIVE

  • The Health Promoting Schools Initiative was launched on 9 October 2005 by the MECs for Health and Education.


Launch of the hps initiative cont
LAUNCH OF THE HPS INITIATIVE CONT….

  • The School Health Services Programme which is located in MCWH was used as an entry point, and to date 48 schools have received school health services in accordance with the National School Health policy.


Launch of the hps initiative cont1
LAUNCH OF THE HPS INITIATIVE CONT….

  • In 2005, 13 schools which are widely spread in the five districts were identified to participate in the HPS Programme and integrated to other school based programmes.


Selection criteria
SELECTION CRITERIA

  • The school must be in a rural, urban or informal settlement area

  • Buy-in of the school community

  • Have existing health promoting programmes and need support


Selection criteria cont
SELECTION CRITERIA CONT…

  • No health promoting programmes

  • Environment not supportive of healthy learning, working and living


Geographic location of health promoting schools
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS

Districts 05/06 06/07 06/07

Base Target Actual

  • Frances Baard 3 5 07

  • Namakwa 3 5 11

  • Pixley Ka Seme 2 5 8

  • Siyanda/Kgalagadi 51016

  • Province132542


Progress
PROGRESS

  • Provincial and district for a

  • School based integrated health for a

  • Provincial implementation guidelines

  • Monitoring and Support tool

  • 42 participating schools


Challenges
CHALLENGES

  • Staff/health promoters

  • National standards for implementation

  • Budget

  • No MoU, which could create opportunity for proper planning, definition of roles and clear outcomes

  • Community participation (incentives)



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