SCHOOL HEALTH

                             in India

   

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Vol. IX  :  APR - JUN  2008
 
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Dr Puran Prakash,
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Dear Readers,

We invite Research Articles/ Opinions on School Health in Indian Schools for Publication in our Next Issue. The newsletter goes to schools, Govt agencies, international agencies, corporate and sharp registered members (teachers/ parents/ sharp panel hospitals /doctors/ individuals).

Urvashi Pande, Editor

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SHARP NEWS

SHARP NGO partners with INTEL for World Ahead Alliance
SHARP NGO has become a member of Intel World Ahead Programme, a billion dollar initiative by INTEL for developing countries. Intel's World Ahead Program, is an alliance of 20 companies which has been formed to expand Intel's effort to provide people in developing countries with the benefits of technology ....more

SHARP NGO RUNNERS UP IN GLOBAL DAIRY INNOVATION AWARDS 

SHARP NGO  stood  II  in the  2nd Global Dairy Innovation awards announced in Athens, Greece on 12 March 2008. A total of 90 countries participated. First prize went to Danish Dairy Board. A pride moment for India.   . Read more about the awards and related press releases .

SHARP celebrates World School Milk Day 2007
Vadodara city (Gujarat) hosted the World School Milk Day 2007 organised by SHARP NGO (School Health Annual Report Programme).....more

National level "The Great Olives Health Quiz" organized by SHARP
SHARP NGO on behalf of International Olive Council (IOC) organized a unique  online quiz contest for school kids in 300 schools across six major cities in India. The objective of The Great Olive Health Quiz was to create awareness amongst the children regarding the importance of healthy eating and importance of olives and olive oil in preparation of healthy cuisines....more

Adolescent Girl Education on Menstrual Hygiene “Parichay"

With the Support of Johnson and Johnson India, SHARP NGO DELHI conducted “PARICHAY” project in the govt, govt aided and corporation schools where children from poor or not so affluent families come to study.   ...more

NEWS SNIPPETS

School health programme started in 21 states                         Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi informed Lok Sabha   that the common diseases that occur among schoolchildren are measles, diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox, worm infestations and sepsis. .more

Ramadoss keen on introducing yoga in schools                       Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss wants children to learn yoga and is keen to make it compulsory in schools.         ..more

Global school-based student health survey (GSHS) The Global school-based student health survey (GSHS) is collaborative surveillance project designed to help countries measure and assess the behavioural risk factors and protective factors in 10 key areas among young people aged 13 to 15.    ...more

Breakfast habits and weight control in adolescents.  The study, "Breakfast Eating and Weight Change in a 5-Year Prospective Analysis of Adolescents: Project EAT (Eating Among Teens)"  Results indicate that daily breakfast-eaters consumed a healthier diet than breakfast skippers, such as lower intakes of saturated fat, and breakfast-eaters were more physically active than skippers.    ..more

Dogbite injuries in children  The relationship between the geographical location of dog attacks on children and the age groups attacked suggests that strategies to prevent dog bites should target both parents supervising younger children at home, and older children who encounter dogs outside the home    ... more

FEATURE ARTICLE

EXAM STRESS PREYS ON STUDENTS' MENTAL HEALTH
In Delhi alone during the month of March 2008, 5 suicides have already taken place in the first fortnight due to exam stress. Children studying in even VI class have also fallen victim. Newspapers and counsellors are giving helpline services. Where are we going wrong ?  An indepth study into the causes and warning signs....more

POLICY MATTERS

CBSE asks schools to start health clubs for students
In a major initiative aimed at promoting healthy habits among the young, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all its affiliated institutions to start health clubs as part of a newly framed comprehensive school health programme...more

School students set to get smart cards
School students will now be issued smart cards containing information about their annual health report as part of the National School Health Programme to be launched soon
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