Environmental Change – School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: School health & nutrition intervention. The students from this group were exposed to various SHN project activities such as regular students’ health check-up, iron and Vitamin A supplementation, mass deworming, provision of school tiffin or mid-day meal, maintaining students’ health record, provision of safe and adequate drinking water, provision of separate and adequate toilets, maintenance of first aid kits, promotion of tin-box library/IEC corners and teachers’ training for conducting SHN activities.

Study Results: Students from the SHN project group reported the decreased odds of worm infestation (AOR = 0.50, 95% CI: 0.34 to 0.75) and diarrhea/ dysentery infection (AOR = 0.67, 95% CI: 0.47 to 0.97) compared to those in the comparison group. Furthermore, the SEM analysis also showed that the students in the project group were more likely to have better health outcomes

Reference: Shrestha, R. M., Miyaguchi, M., Shibanuma, A., Khanal, A., Yasuoka, J., & Jimba, M. (2016). A school health project can uplift the health status of school children
in Nepal. Plos ONE, 11(11), 1-16.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good