The School Health Programme : A Situational Revisit.

  • NA Akani
  • KEO Nkanginieme
  • RS Oruamabo


School Health Programme (SHP) refers to all the aspects of the total school programme which contribute to the understanding, maintenance and improvement of the health of the population, i.e. school children and staff. It consists of three main areas namely: school health services, school health instruction and healthful school environment. This programme should be an important component of both medical and teacher education curricula. This communication seeks to sensitize practising physicians, medical educators, medical students as well as trainee and practising teachers at all levels, to their roles in the SHP, by exploring the historical background of SHP, outlining the roles of the physician and schoolteacher in suggesting some interventions towards improvement.

Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2001; 28:1 pp 1-6