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Health services in schools

  • Kenneth D. Rogers
  • Foster H. YoungJr.
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Abstract

Schools for children exist in most countries, although they differ in many aspects, including curriculum content, length of study and physical setting. Attending school is the major activity in the life of most children in affluent countries, and this is likely to become so for children in less affluent countries, as the importance of education and the availability of resources are realised. Health status has long been associated with a child’s ability to learn and participate in school activities; thus, the interest in promoting school health programmes. Ideally, school health programmes are concerned with all factors relating to health which interfere with or promote a child’s ability to learn and perform successfully in school.

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© H. M. Wallace and G. J. Ebrahim 1981

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  • Kenneth D. Rogers
  • Foster H. YoungJr.

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