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Remmy Butia May 29, 2024


Effective, sustainable progress in comprehensive school health depends on a common vision, shared responsibilities and harmonized actions among health, education and other sectors.

School Health Programs are acknowledged as a comprehensive approach to improving children’s health and educational outcomes through learning and school life. Principals and Head Teachers are key players in school health implementation.

By enhancing collaboration between schools, health services and primary care, the overall health outcomes of young individuals can be improved, emphasizing the interconnectedness between school health services and the broader health care system.

To enhance school health program in the county, officials from the County Department of Health held a school health sensitization meeting with Principals and Head Teachers drawn from Tinderet Sub County. The meeting was held at the AIC Lelgotet Church in Songhor/Soba Ward and attended by the County Director of Education Mr Harrison Muriuki.

Discussions centered on the formulation of a cohesive strategy and plan to coordinate efforts in safeguarding school health.

The School Health Program includes; Water and sanitation, Gender Based Violence, Immunization, Mental health, Food quality control, Nutrition, Environmental health safeguard, Physical education and Communicable disease control.

Schools’ unique ability to reach all levels of society positions them to play a crucial role in children’s healthcare. They are efficient platforms for conducting health assessments benefiting a broad range of children, and for connecting families to additional services and care.

Present at the meeting were Cleophas Koech – County School Health Coordinator, Abigael Jepkoech – County GBV Coordinator and Tiparo – County Mental Health Coordinator.

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