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Oman

Health-Promoting Schools: Collaboration and Investment
  • Ali Jaffer Mohamed
  • Sahar Abdou Helmi
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Abstract

The Sultanate of Oman is located in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Its coastline is almost 1,700 km, from the Strait of Hormuz in the north to the borders of the Republic of Yemen, overlooking three seas: the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and the Arabian Sea in the south. The Sultanate of Oman borders Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in the west, the Republic of Yemen in the south, the Strait of Hormuz in the north, and the Arabian Sea in the east. In addition, several Omani islands are scattered in the Arabian Sea; the most important are Masirah and Al- Halaniyat. The Sultanate of Oman is divided administratively into 5 regions and 4 governorates with 61 Wilayats. The regions are Al Batina, As Sharqiyah, Ad Dakhiliya, Adh Dhahira, and Al Wusta. The governorates are Muscat, Dhofar, Musandam, and Al Buraimi. The regions of As Sharqiyah and Al Batina have each been further subdivided into two for health and education administration, producing a total of 11 health and educational regions.

Keywords

School Health Global Youth Tobacco Survey School Team School Health Service School Health Program 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors had the support of the Omani National Health-Promoting Schools Taskforce. The authors would like to express their gratitude and thanks to all persons who contributed in the success of the Health-Promoting Schools initiative.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Jaffer Mohamed
    • 1
  • Sahar Abdou Helmi
    • 1
  1. 1.School Health DepartmentMinistry of HealthMuscatOman

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