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Countries in WHO SE Asia region endorse health promoting schools

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NEW DELHI : Member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) Southeast Asia Region resolved to work towards making ‘every school a health promoting school’, while also committing to safe school operations during the covid-19 pandemic. “Schools have an important role in promoting healthy lifestyles, life-long healthy behaviour and to nurture human capital for sustainable development of any society.

We need a whole-of-government approach to ensure children from all socio-economic backgrounds, including those with special needs, benefit from healthy schools," said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director, WHO Southeast Asia region at the regional committee meeting.

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