School Health Program 2076

Date: Shrawan 2nd and 3rd, 2076 B.S.

Time: 13:00 to 16:00 hrs

Venue: Shree Geetamata Secondary School, Dallu Awash

INTRODUCTION:

The School Health Programme is to implement various kinds of activities such as to keep healthy school health environment, to provide students change to be healthy and to be healthy themselves. Thus the school will be an ideal place to learn about mental, physical, social and educational aspect of health. Its main objective is to mobilise and strengthen health promotion and education activities at the local, national, regional and global levels. The Initiative is designed to improve the health of students, school personnel, families and other members of the community through schools.

The main components of school health program are promotion of positive health, prevention of diseases, early diagnosis, treatment and follow up of defects, awakening health consciousness in children.

Department of Community Medicine also organized a school health programme in Shree Geetamata Secondary School situated at Dallu Awash. The main objective was to assess the health standard of students of class 1 to 5 studying in government school.

Objective:

The main objective of school health service is to appraise the health status of the children through health promotion, prevention and examination by the MBBS students of 1st year.

Target:

Students from Grade I to Grade V, Shree Geetamata Secondary School.

Activities:

Screening activities:
As a first step in school health programme, screening of primary school children was done via
  •Anthropometric measurements
  •Eye screening
  •Dental Hygiene Survey and Examination
Examination was conducted by students of 1st year MBBS, 8th batch, NAIHS-COM and Dr. Anita Dahal, Dental Officer of Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni and assisted by dental assistant, Ophthalmology Assistant from Shree Birendra Hospital and Faculties of Community Medicine Department, NAIHS-COM.
Recording of the screening findings was done in a proforma sheet with printed questionnaires and screening elements.
Outcome: Program was successfully conducted on Shrawan 2 and 3, 2076 B.S. with the intended target of screening primary school children. School coordinators and students from Shree Geetamata Secondary School were cooperative and helpful throughout the process and activities were conducted in smooth and systematic fashion.
The data collected was analyzed via SPSS and Excel and a report will be prepared summarizing the results and properly appraise the current health status of primary school children Shree Geetamata Secondary School in relation to the nutrition status, personal hygiene, oral hygiene and visual acuity.



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