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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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34TH SESSION OF THE SCN
BY CYNTHIA BOSUMTWI-SAMNATIONAL SCHOOL HEALTH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMME (SHEP) 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)
A well informed healthy school population equipped with life skills, to maintain healthy behaviour.
Beneficiaries acquire knowledge and skills, through curricular and co-curricular activities to make informed choices for healthy living.
Health personnel, teachers and other stakeholders provide screening, deworming, counseling etc services
Provision of potable water and water harvesting facilities, institutional latrines/toilets and hand washing facilities for schools.
Targeting teachers, students and school community members (Parents and School Management Ctee members)
Two types of School Feeding Progs:
a) Take home ration for girls in schools in deprived communities in the three regions.
Objectives of GSFP:
-feed all primary school chn
-increase sch attendance and performance
-increase food production and demand
-Pilot in 10 schools (3,000 pupils) nationwide in 2005.
-Currently 200 schools (63,000 pupils) being fed.
DANIDA, UNICEF, JICA,, WHO,WFP etc
MOH – Nutrition
Reproductive & Child Health, School Health, Health Promotion,
Eye Care etc
Policy Planning & Management Unit
CONIWAS, WVI, Plan Ghana etc.
- Identify responsibilities of stakeholders
- develop materials
- pilot deworming/baseline survey
- train trainers and teachers
- develop media strategy
Minister of Education,Sc & Sports
17 Agencies (GES, WAEC, NFED,etc)
DISTRICT HEALTH MGT.TEAM
Community Health Nurse
School Health Committee
Head teacher, School-based Health Coordinator, Pupils Reps
Since there are so many players involved at the various levels, there is the need for efficient coordination.