Education and ‘One Health’
Chris Castle, Chief
Section of HIV and Health Education
Division of Education for
Peace and Sus...
Overview of UNESCO
• UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of
peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable
d...
UNESCO’s Work in Health
Education
• UNESCO works to achieve Education for All
(EFA) and Millennium Development Goal 2 by
p...
Focusing Resources on Effective
School Health (FRESH)
• Close relationship between health, physical and cognitive
developm...
Equitable
school health
policies

To be healthy
to learn

Safe
Learning
environment

and…

School based
health & nutrition...
Skills-based Health
Education
• Uses participatory exercises for skills development:
– cognitive skills: creative and critical thinking, and
decision-ma...
Safe and Healthy
Learning
Environment
• Physical environment: free from danger,
disease, physical harm or injury; sufficient water
and sanitation facilities are...
Health Services
• Treatment services improves the ability to
concentrate and learn
• School-based counselling services can
prevent/reduce ...
Equitable
School Health
Policies
• School-level: policies set priorities, objectives,
standards and rules to protect and promote
the health and safety of s...
Selected UNESCO Initiatives Underway
• Support to countries to scale up
comprehensive sexuality education
• Young People T...
Examples
 School-based deworming
 Safe water and sanitation

© The Partnership for Child
Development/F. Peel
In sum, UNESCO supports ‘One Health’ through
evidence-informed good policies and practices
that make schools healthier for...
MERCI
unesco.org/aids
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  • UNESCO works to achieve Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goal 2 by promoting the health of every individual within the school community. UNESCO promotes good policies and practice in the education sector, helps partners create safe learning environments, and promotes life skills-based instruction through modern, interactive teaching methods.Recent efforts include supporting the expansion of sexuality education and health services, promoting good practices in menstruation and puberty education, and addressing homophobic bullying.
  • School Health and Nutrition ProgramGoal: Improved education achievement through health and nutrition programming This means we work to:Increase the use of health and nutrition services in schools Increase access to water and sanitation facilities in schools; Promote healthy behaviors and skills-based education; andAdvance school health related policies(FRESH – international framework)
  • Education and ‘One Health’

    1. 1. Education and ‘One Health’ Chris Castle, Chief Section of HIV and Health Education Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development UNESCO
    2. 2. Overview of UNESCO • UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information • It has 195 member states • The Constitution of UNESCO came into force on 4 November 1946 • It is based in Paris, France UNESCO headquarters © UNESCO/M. Ravassard
    3. 3. UNESCO’s Work in Health Education • UNESCO works to achieve Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goal 2 by promoting the health of every individual within the school community. • UNESCO promotes good policies and practice in the education sector, helps partners create safe learning environments, and promotes life skills-based instruction through modern, interactive teaching methods.
    4. 4. Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) • Close relationship between health, physical and cognitive development, school participation and academic achievement. • The FRESH partnership: UN agencies and civil society working together in school health for the achievement of development and education goals. • FRESH is guided by a 4-part framework that resonates with the One Health concept. These are health education, environment, services and policy. ©UNAIDS
    5. 5. Equitable school health policies To be healthy to learn Safe Learning environment and… School based health & nutrition services Skills based health education To learn to be healthy
    6. 6. Skills-based Health Education
    7. 7. • Uses participatory exercises for skills development: – cognitive skills: creative and critical thinking, and decision-making; – personal skills: anger management and emotional coping; and, – interpersonal skills: communication, cooperation and negotiation skills • There are connections between skills-based health education and Global Citizenship Education, which includes environmental stewardship
    8. 8. Safe and Healthy Learning Environment
    9. 9. • Physical environment: free from danger, disease, physical harm or injury; sufficient water and sanitation facilities are available and physical structures are sound, welcoming and secure. • Socio-emotional environment: students are free from fear or exploitation, and where codes against misconduct exist and are enforced.
    10. 10. Health Services
    11. 11. • Treatment services improves the ability to concentrate and learn • School-based counselling services can prevent/reduce school absenteeism and dropout • Referral system can ensure that learners get adequate support
    12. 12. Equitable School Health Policies
    13. 13. • School-level: policies set priorities, objectives, standards and rules to protect and promote the health and safety of students and staff. • National-level: School-level health-related policies are most effective when supported by a national level policy framework that articulates expectations for schools across the country
    14. 14. Selected UNESCO Initiatives Underway • Support to countries to scale up comprehensive sexuality education • Young People Today. Time to Act Now! • Addressing homophobic bullying • Menstruation and puberty education • Global Citizenship Education Forum
    15. 15. Examples  School-based deworming  Safe water and sanitation © The Partnership for Child Development/F. Peel
    16. 16. In sum, UNESCO supports ‘One Health’ through evidence-informed good policies and practices that make schools healthier for learners to learn and teachers to teach, and where the whole school community learns to be healthy.
    17. 17. MERCI unesco.org/aids

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