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A PAPER PRESENTATION

ON

TOPIC: DEVELOPMENTS OF SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM

BY

NAME: ETTE, JOSEPHINE DONATUS
MATRIC NO.: EDV/M.Ed/10/016
DEPARTMENT: HUMAN KINETICS & HEALTH EDUCATION
COURSE TITLE: CURRENT TREND IN PHE
COURSE CODE: EDH 5002

TO

PROFESSOR O. O. OMOTAYO
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR
CALABAR

MARCH, 2012

CONTENT OF CONTENTS
Introduction ---------2
Definition of Health--------5
Factors that influence health-------6
Aims/Objectives of Health Education------8
Component of School Health Program-----9
Why Health Education--------10
Scope of School Health Services------11
Screening Test---------12
First Aid----------14
Selection of Marriage Partner-------14
Family Planning---------14
Overview of School Health Education Program----15
Conclusion ----------16
References----------17

DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM
INTRODUCTION
School health programs can play a critical role in promoting healthy behaviours while inhancing academic performance. Many of the challenges facing young people today are different from those medications and vaccines have largely reduced the illnesses, disability, and death that common infectious diseases once caused among children (contres for Disease control and prevention 2000). Today, the health of young people, and the adults they will become, is critically linked to the health-related behaviours they choose to adopt. Certain behavious that are often established during youth contribute markedly to today’s major causes of death. These behaviours include: using tobacco, eating unhealthy foods, using alcohol and other drugs, engaging in sexual behaviours that can result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies. Others are engaging in behaviours that can result in violence or intentional injuries, and not being physically active. Three of these behaviours – tobacco use, unhealthy eating, and inadequate physical activity contribute to chronic diseases such ads cardiovascular diseases. There behaviours are typically established during childhood and adolescence (Swart 1999). Health is human effectiveness and unifying qualifying factors for living. The healthier we are, the greater our potential for effectiveness. Ill-health reduces our effectiveness and thus interfered with our functioning abilities. Each one of us will eventually die as a result of a disease, or some form of dysfunctioning of the body. Therefore, we need to guard against unnecessary suffering or premature death resulting from preventable health problems as a result of our failure to develop our full health potentials. These failures are due to lack of adequate health knowledge or misinformation about health matters. Our environment also poses a number of health hazard that threaten human function and human life. The discovery and development of powerful drugs, industrialization, development of numerous household appliance and products etc. have made life easier, and at the same time have also present us with more complex health hazards. This therefore makes it imperative that we must be informed about health matters. People die year in year out prematurely due to lack of accurate health knowledge and personal decision based on self medication, environmental hazards created by us and the society we live in. these conditions could be improved upon with better health education. Most diseases could be avoided if only we can keep our environment clean. School authorities have been show in recognizing the need to improve health knowledge necessary for healthy beviour. Many of the illness suffered by the society is self inflicted by anti-health practices such as smoking, lack of exercise, over-eating, over-drinking, and drug abuse of any degree. Students should therefore have the...
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