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Buijs webinar050613 she

  1. 1. Health promoting schools inEastern Europe and CentralAsiaGoof Buijs, g.buijs@cbo.nl
  2. 2. SHE secretariat at CBO• Acting as WHO Collaborating Centre forSchool health promotion2
  3. 3. SHE Network – Who are we?• 43 member countries: EU and EECA• National coordinators and SHE Research Group• Since 1992• Support: WHO Euro, Council of Europe and EC• Focus: making SHP an integral part of policydevelopment in education and health sector inmember countries and EU
  4. 4. 13 Eastern Europe and Central Asiamember countries• Albania• Armenia• Croatia• Georgia• Kazachstan• Kosovo• Kyrgyzstan• FYR Macedonia• Moldova• Russian Federation• Turkey• Ukraine• Uzbekistand5
  5. 5. Definition HPS• A health promoting school pays attention ina structured and systematic way to thehealth and well-being of pupils and ofschool-staff as part of the school plan
  6. 6. Introducing HPS in EECA• Timing: coincides with independence• Recognition HPS concepts (Greece 1997)• Serious health and well-being issues childrenand adolescents• Entry point for school improvement andeducational reform• Many schools in bad condition7
  7. 7. Welcome to health promoting school in Bishkek(Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia)29 April 20138
  8. 8. Support SHE in EECA countries• Annual capacity building workshop for SHEcoordinators• Country visits for strategic development• Translation key documents into Russian• National HPS workshops and training• Exchange among EECA coordinators• Financial support9
  9. 9. Issues in EECA countries• Recognition of specific needs for HPSdevelopment• Need for sustainable national programmes• Better links with (inter)national funders• Developing partnerships• Securing involvement in national programmesfrom Ministry of Education10
  10. 10. Health promoting school in ArmeniaLernagog, Armavir region, May 201311
  11. 11. Future plans• Continuation technical support• Focus on reducing inequalities in health• Focus on sustainability of HPS programme• Programmes on relevant health issues(healthy eating+ physical activity, mentalhealth, hygiene, sexual health)• Linking HPS with community development12

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