Development and Validation of SRH Linkages Guidelines between Schools and Health Facilities Guidelines

Development and Validation of SRH Linkages Guidelines between Schools and Health Facilities Guidelines
Published on 03/09/2020
Mbabane Eswatini

In response to the limited access of adolescents to SRH services, UNESCO will support a three-and-a-half-day workshop for the Ministry of Education and Ministry of to develop SRH linkage guidelines between schools and health facilities. Once the guidelines have been developed two (2) one and a half day stakeholder’s discussion and validation meetings will be held to validate the developed guidelines. The dates for these two meetings are 8th-9th and 10th-11th September, 2020.

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini recognizes that the physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being of leaners should be addressed and promoted in order to maximize academic achievement. Positive health enables children to live fulfilling lives. Promoting the health and well-being of children/learners is a shared responsibility and is everybody’s business. Schools are in a unique position to promote health and wellbeing and to identify children experiencing ill health. Responsibility for health and well-being also rests with the wider school community. Collaboration and partnerships between different sectors and agencies are essential. Hence, a workshop for teachers, nurses and guidance officers to put in place SRH referral mechanisms between schools and health facilities, and guidelines for the operationalization of the mechanism.