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JICA Grassroots Partner Program
JICA Grassroots Partner Program: Schoolchildren Support Project for Creating Healthy Communities
The “Schoolchildren Support Project for Creating Healthy Communities,” a JICA Grassroots Partner Program implemented by the Institute of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University, provides technical assistance through the Japan Consortium for Global School Health Research. The foundation of Kenya’s health policy is grassroots activities carried out by community residents (community health strategy), and school health is a major part of this effort. School health management systems are being introduced at 70 elementary schools in the Mbita District along the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya. The aim is to develop and strengthen school health and improve the state of public health throughout the community by using school health activities as a foundation.
Link JICA http://www.jica.go.jp/partner/kusanone/partner/ken_10.html
With participants from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, guidance visits are conducted on the significance of measuring height and weight.
Guidance visit at an elementary school
In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, work is being carried out to ascertain and improve the state of school children’s health.