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PRESENTATION AT 34 TH SESSION OF THE SCN BY CYNTHIA BOSUMTWI-SAM. NATIONAL SCHOOL HEALTH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMME (SHEP) IN GHANA. BACKGROUND OF SHEP. 1964-Welfare unit school meals programme initiated by Ghana Education Service.

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Presentation at 34 th session of the scn by cynthia bosumtwi sam

PRESENTATION

AT

34TH SESSION OF THE SCN

BY CYNTHIA BOSUMTWI-SAM

NATIONAL SCHOOL HEALTH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMME (SHEP) IN GHANA


Background of shep
BACKGROUND OF SHEP

  • 1964-Welfare unit school meals programme initiated by Ghana Education Service.

  • Current SHN programme initiated out of 1990 World Conference on EFA (Jomtien).

  • Feb/March 1991-School health survey conducted in 4 regions by health education unit of the MOH

  • A joint programme initiated by Ministry of Education Science & Sports (MoESS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH), in 1992.

  • MoESS given the lead role; MoH provides technical support.


Policy goals
POLICY GOALS

  • Two out of Ten Policy Goals for Education Delivery in Ghana:

    “Promote and inculcate the values of good health and environmental sanitation in schools and institutions of higher learning” (Goal 4)

    “Identify and promote educational programmes that will assist in the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS” (Goal 9)


Vision of school health education
VISION OF SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION

A well informed healthy school population equipped with life skills, to maintain healthy behaviour.


Component areas
COMPONENT AREAS

  • Skills-based health education

    Beneficiaries acquire knowledge and skills, through curricular and co-curricular activities to make informed choices for healthy living.

  • School health services

    Health personnel, teachers and other stakeholders provide screening, deworming, counseling etc services


Component areas cont d
COMPONENT AREAS CONT’D

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Promotion of the use of iodised salt in schools

  • Training for school food vendors in food hygiene and nutrition


Component areas cont d1
COMPONENT AREAS CONT’D

  • Water, Sanitation and environment

    Provision of potable water and water harvesting facilities, institutional latrines/toilets and hand washing facilities for schools.

  • HIV/AIDS Preventive Education

    Targeting teachers, students and school community members (Parents and School Management Ctee members)

  • School Health Policy


School feeding progs
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGS.

Two types of School Feeding Progs:

a) Take home ration for girls in schools in deprived communities in the three regions.

  • Provision of one hot nutritious meal to primary school children using locally grown foodstuffs (Ghana School Feeding Programme GSFP).


School feeding progs cont d
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGS. CONT’D

Objectives of GSFP:

-feed all primary school chn

-increase sch attendance and performance

-increase food production and demand

Coverage:

-Pilot in 10 schools (3,000 pupils) nationwide in 2005.

-Currently 200 schools (63,000 pupils) being fed.


Collaborators
COLLABORATORS

  • Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies

  • Parent Teacher Associations / School Management Committees

  • Development Partners –UNICEF, WHO, Danida, JICA, etc

  • Non Governmental Organisations, Community Based Organisations, Faith Based Organisations etc


Shep national level linkages
SHEP NATIONAL LEVEL LINKAGES

Development Partners

DANIDA, UNICEF, JICA,, WHO,WFP etc

MOH – Nutrition

Reproductive & Child Health, School Health, Health Promotion,

Disease Control,

Eye Care etc

MLGRD

Policy Planning & Management Unit

MoESS

SHEP

  • Narcotics Control Board

  • Road Safety Commission

  • Red Cross Society

MWRW&H

CWSA

NGOs

CONIWAS, WVI, Plan Ghana etc.


National collaboration how national deworming prog
NATIONAL COLLABORATION - HOW?(NATIONAL DEWORMING PROG.)

  • GHS strategy to control anaemia in school age children; GES Operational Plan strategy.

  • Target of 1st round: to deworm 4.5 million public basic school children.

  • The 2 ministries set up a Task force to:

    - Identify responsibilities of stakeholders

    - develop materials

    - pilot deworming/baseline survey

    - train trainers and teachers

    - develop media strategy


Linkages with hiv aids secretariat of the ministry of education science and sports
LINKAGES WITH HIV/AIDS SECRETARIAT OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SCIENCE AND SPORTS

Minister of Education,Sc & Sports

Chief Director

HIV/AIDS Secretariat

17 Agencies (GES, WAEC, NFED,etc)

SHEP


District level linkages
DISTRICT LEVEL LINKAGES EDUCATION SCIENCE AND SPORTS

GES SHEP

Coordinator

  • DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

  • District Water & Sanitation Team

  • Environmental Health Assistants

  • HIV/AIDS Focal Person

GHS

DISTRICT HEALTH MGT.TEAM

Community Health Nurse

NGOs


School level linkages
SCHOOL LEVEL LINKAGES EDUCATION SCIENCE AND SPORTS

School Health Committee

Head teacher, School-based Health Coordinator, Pupils Reps

Community Rep

PTA

Food Vendors

SMC

Health

Worker


Challenge
CHALLENGE EDUCATION SCIENCE AND SPORTS

Since there are so many players involved at the various levels, there is the need for efficient coordination.


National school health and education programme shep in ghana

THANK YOU EDUCATION SCIENCE AND SPORTS