Department of Health Services, Teku, Kathmandu
Department of Education, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
Phone: +977-1-6227645 / 4258026
School Health and Nutrition Project
Government of Nepal and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), entered into an agreement on technical cooperation for the School Health and Nutrition Project in two Districts in Nepal to improve health and nutrition status of school aged children at Primary Education Level, based on the National School Health and Nutrition Strategy. The Project started from June, 2008 and is for 4 years, till May, 2012.
School Health and Nutrition Project supports the Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Education to achieve the objectives of the National School Health and Nutrition Strategy, as well as to plan and develop the cost effective School Health and Nutrition Services Model which can be replicated by the Government to other parts of Nepal.
Overall Goal of SHN Project
Health and nutrition status of school aged children is improved in Nepal.
Project Purpose of SHN Project
National Level » The National School Health and Nutrition Strategy is practically institutionalized by the Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Education.
District and School Level » Health and nutritional status of school aged children is improved in the target districts.
Project Implementation Structure
Project's Major Activities
School Health and Nutrition Project has developed a Minimum School Health Services Package to conduct School Health and Nutrition Activities. Following are the Major Activities of the Package.
Measuring height, weight and eye sight of children at target schools once a year to know the nutrition status of children.
Distributing de-worming tablets to children at target schools twice a year to make them de-wormed. Also provide information regarding prevention of worm infestation.
First Aid Services
Provided First Aid Kit Box to all the target schools. Also trained the teachers on utilization of First Aid Kit Box to provide first aid services to children.
School Check List
Prepared 'School Check List'. This is a self-evaluation check sheet used by schools to improve school environment and health and nutrition behaviors and habits of children.
Child Club Mobilization
Supporting to mobilize the Child Club in all the target schools. Child Club members are the main actors to support School Health and Nutrition Activities in their schools as well as in their community.