​​​37 school health and nutrition (SHN) specialists from governments and NGOs in 13 countries joined the 7th Annual SHN training course to building their knowledge and professional capacity on issues focusing on early childhood development and adolescent health. 

laura school meal discussion.jpgThe internationally renowned course is designed to develop the capacity of SHN stakeholders from all stages in their career to implement effective and sustainable SHN policies and programmes. 

With a focus on shared learning, policy analysis and the latest tools and practices, the course covered health and nutrition management in schools and the importance of SHN policy, skills based health education, school-based health services and a safe school environment.​

Sessions on action planning and policy analysis enabled delegates to identify challenges and opportunities for strengthening​ SHN activities in the own countries. At the end of the week participants developed and presented practical action plans to apply some of the techniques and approaches learnt throughout the week. 

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The 7 day course included interactive lectures, discussions, presentations and field experiences. Materials from the course can be downloaded below:

  1. Assessing the global and regional SHN situation, with sharing of country experiences
  2. ​​​Identifying SHN Policy, Monitoring & Evaluation with specific focus on the Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) Framework​ and the Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER)​ Framework​​
  3. ​SHN services such as presentations on non communicable disease (NCDs), health and vision screening, WASH, deworming, Nutrition and the school meal planner.
  4. A special symposium focusing on the Mainstreaming inclusive SHN - the School Health Integrated Programming (SHIP)
  5. The course conducted field visits to two schools around Bangkok to observe SHN in practice.
  6. Country SHN Action Plans

The Asia SHN course was run in partnership with the Asian Centr​e of International Parasite Co​ntrol (ACIPAC) at Mahidol University’s Faculty of Tropical Medicine in Parasitic Disease Control, the Japan Consortium fo​​​r Global School Health Research​ (JC-GSHR) and the Partnership for Child Developm​ent (PCD) at Imperial College London, with support from Sightsavers​, the Global Partnership for Education​ and the World Bank.​​​
The Symposium on Mainstreaming Inclusive School Health & Nutrition was supported by GPE, Sightsavers, PCD and the World Bank with funding from the Global Partnership for Education as part of the School Health Integrated Programming Initative.​

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