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Health Promoting Schools Initiative Launched in URR

Nov 12, 2008, 5:20 AM | Article By: Pa Modou Faal

The Department of Health and Social Welfare, in collaboration with the Regional Education Office in Basse, the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, recently launched a health promoting schools initiative in KobaKundaLowerBasicSchool in the Upper River Region.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, the manager of Health Education Unit at the DOSH, Amadou Sowe, said 13 schools will benefit from the initiative in URR. She added that a health promoting school is a school community that takes action and places priority on creating an environment that will have the best possible impact on the health of students and teachers.

For his part, the deputy governor of URR, Momodou S. Kah, said the government has placed health and education high on their agenda.

Governor Kah said the health promoting schools will really assist the student and teachers

He commended DOSH, WHO and UNICEF for the initiative noting that his region will live up to expectations.

Ms Plaubiana Cole, regional education director, URR stated that the school health promoting initiative will greatly help both the students and teachers in his region.

Other speakers at the occasion included Momodou Gassama of the WHO and Pa Ousman Manneh of UNICEF.