Effective school health programmes

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An effective school health programme can be one of the most cost effective investments a nation can make to simultaneously improve education and health. WHO promotes school health programmes as a strategic means to prevent important health risks among youth and to engage the education sector in efforts to change the educational, social, economic and political conditions that affect risk.

School health and youth health promotion: Facts

  • Worm infections are the greatest cause of disease among 5-14 year old children.
  • Vitamin A deficiency is the single greatest cause of preventable childhood blindness.
  • Iodine deficiency is the single most common preventable cause of mental retardation and brain damage in children.
  • Injury is the leading cause of death and disability among school-age youth.
  • One out of two young people who start and continue to smoke will be killed by tobacco-related illness.
  • Worldwide, 5% of all deaths of young people between the ages of 15 and 29 are attributable to alcohol use.
  • In some countries, up to 60% of all new HIV infections occur among 15-24 year olds.

All of the above health problems can be prevented or significantly reduced through effective school health and youth health programmes.

“Preventing leading causes of premature death, disease and disability”

Many of today’s and tomorrow’s leading causes of death, disease and disability (cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, depression, violence, substance abuse, injuries, nutritional deficiencies, HIV/AIDS/STI and helminth infections) can be significantly reduced by preventing six interrelated categories of behaviour, that are initiated during youth and fostered by social and political policies and conditions:

  • Tobacco use
  • Behavior that results in injury and violence
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • Dietary and hygienic practices that cause disease
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Sexual behavior that causes unintended pregnancy and disease

At Trinity Care Foundation we believe in the future of our children – charity is just one of the many avenues we use to make the joy visible through the smiles of our nation’s children. Trinity Care Foundation is a Indian non-governmental organisation with a holistic health care vision for children with facial deformities. We work in synergy with Government systems to put the smile back onto our children’s faces with free corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.

Trinity Care Foundation has been actively supporting critical community health for over 9 years, hence meets these requirements. Get in touch now and make Trinity Care Foundation your partner for promoting healthcare, Visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums

For further discussion, please get in touch with Mr. Binu Varghese at [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ] or +91 9880 35 8888 .

 

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Trinity Care foundation is a Bangalore based NGO ( Non Government organization ) focused on developing health care of community and school children. We conduct health care CSR( Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes, free cleft lip and palate surgeries and school health programmes in Bangalore and many districts and taluks of Karnataka. For more details Please get in touch with us