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    Comprehensive School Health Programme

    Implementation of Comprehensive School Health Programme (CSHP) is the core activity of School Health Foundation of India. Efforts to implement School Health Programmes in the country so far have been fragmented and un-coordinated. Different sectors, both governmental and non-governmental, have tried to touch upon different aspects of school health from time to time. School Health […]

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    Helping them Achieve their Dreams!

    Today’s young children have bigger dreams than ever before. And they are willing to go the extra mile to achieve their dreams. But we need to keep them healthy so that they can stretch their wings and fly high. The academic success of young children has a strong connection with their health status. Therefore, helping […]

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    Teacher: The Best Health Guide

    A caring teacher, if trained properly, can serve as the best health guide. She is in contact with her kids almost everyday and is rightly poised to identify potential health problems. School Health Foundation of India has developed the concept of training teachers as School Health Guides. This is based on the fact that teachers […]

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    School Health Must be Universal

    The full spectrum of socio-economic diversity of our country can be witnessed in our schools as well. We have everything from international schools with air-conditioned class rooms to schools with no classrooms or even walls for that matter. Whereas malnutrition and communicable diseases are the major health problems of children in impoverished schools, lifestyle diseases […]

Get School Health Video Magazine

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On July - 21 - 2011
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To get the School Health Video Magazine, your school needs to be our member first. For membership details, please furnish the information below.

About the Video Magazine

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On July - 21 - 2011

The School Health Video Magazine is a half hour video created in a well researched edutainment format. It is aimed at providing valuable health education messages to school children, in a scientific at the same time entertaining manner.

The messages are presented in the form of beautiful stories, skits and animations. Doctors, medical students and school children appear in these videos to play various roles.

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Every month the video will have a central theme and will cover the following 10 aspects:

  1. Know your Body – 3D Animations
  2. Know an Important Disease
  3. Healthy Habit of the Month
  4. Healthy Food of the Month
  5. Learn a First Aid Technique
  6. Life Skills Education
  7. Mind Power Learning Tips
  8. Expert Guest of the Month
  9. Activities for the Month
  10. Feedback Session

Showing these videos to your children will ensure that they grow up in perfect health awareness.

If your school is not already a member, Become a Member Now.

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Posted by School Health Foundation of India On July - 19 - 2011

School Health Video Magazine

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On July - 18 - 2011
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The much awaited School Health Video Magazine is finally here. Our member schools shall receive DVDs/VCDs of this magazine every month of the school year, free of cost. The theme for the first issue of the magazine is Oral & Dental Health. Shown here is a 4 minute preview of the half hour video.

For details of membership, please submit the form below.

School Health Video Magazine – Available Now!

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On July - 18 - 2011

The much awaited School Health Video Magazine is finally here. Our member schools shall receive DVDs/VCDs of this magazine every month of the school year, free of cost. The theme for the first issue of the magazine is Oral & Dental Health. Shown here is a 4 minute preview of the half hour video.

Get the Magazine for your School!


We are Looking for Talent

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On July - 17 - 2011
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We are on the look out for youngsters with raw talent in acting, voice dubbing, scripting wrinting and other areas of video production. To grab this opportunity to stardom, all you need to do is post your interest on our Facebook Page.

We are also hiring young Doctors interested in the field of school health and Medical Social Workers.

Images from the Video Magazine

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On July - 17 - 2011

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Stay Away from Tobacco and Alcohol

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On March - 23 - 2011

Prabha M.

Life has been given to us to live. The liberty to make the maximum out of it or just to waste it is vested in our hands. Alcohol and Tobacco are the best ways to waste our lives.

Alcohol – The Slow Poison

Why do people drink?
Top 5 reasons given by are:

  • Alcohol makes them experience euphoria.
  • Some say it is just a social drink.
  • Some take it to wash off their worries.
  • Some may have no intention to consume, but they take it due to peer pressure.
  • Curiosity a common answer among youth.

Alcohol is a slow poison given into our hands, supposedly for judicious use. Alcohol reduces the capacity to judge. Then from where does the question of judicious use arise?

It is a double edged sword. It harms the user, as well as people around him.

All that glitters is not gold! Beer, Rum, Gin, Whisky, Brandy etc.

They come in attractive names. But neither are they good nor do they solve problems. Alcohol doesn’t take worries off one’s mind; rather it takes off the mind itself.

Alcohol and Suicidal tendency

As per survey in Chennai, it is found that 35% of those who committed suicide were under the influence of alcohol. Suicide is the worst crime earth has ever seen.

According to law, the cause that induced commission of a crime is more punishable than the actual crime. So, “Is alcoholism a crime?”

Alcohol and AIDS

It may be shocking to see these two words together. The World Health Organisation says, “Alcoholism is an important factor in proliferation of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) through casual sexual relationships”.

It is invariably found all over India that the spreading of AIDS is on the higher side wherever wine shops and prostitution centres are in close proximity.

Alcohol consumption by women
According to Manusmriti (Ancient text on personal law), “Drinking liquor, Association with wicked people, Separation from the husband, Rambling abroad, Sleeping at unreasonable hours and Dwelling in other men’s houses are the six causes of ruin of women”. Personal laws have lost their importance, in the name of the ‘civilization’. Recent data provides an increase in alcohol consumption by women.

Why do women drink?

The major reasons for women to consume alcohol are fatigue, spousal violence, boredom and lack of work at home.

Alcohol and health

Alcohol consumption has health and social consequences also. It can cause cirrhosis of liver and hepatocellular carcinoma. It induces intoxication (drunkenness) and dependence which may be habitual, compulsive, long term heavy drinking.

TOBACCO – THE SILENT KILLER

Tobacco usage is prevalent in both rural and urban areas. Tobacco can be chewed or smoked, increasing incidence of usage of tobacco with pan is also observed. Smoking is the most hazardous thing one can do to himself. It is like committing suicide on a long term basis.

Tobacco and cancer

Tobacco contains nicotine, carbon monoxide, tar and many other carcinogens. Smoking is the cause of 30% of all cancers. Smoking causes substantially increased risk of mortality from lung cancer, a variety of oro pharyngeal cancers, heart diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs), stroke and many other ailments. Chewing tobacco and smoking cigars or pipes produce oral cancers more predominantly.

A normal smoker has 60% more risk of developing cancers than a non-smoker. A chronic smoker (Smoking 40 cigarettes per day or more) has even higher risk of cancer. Smoking is like burning both money and health or can be deemed as lighting one’s own funeral pyre.

Passive Smoking

Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), commonly called passive smoking or involuntary smoking is one of the major causes of many disorders. It causes diseases in non-smokers, although in somewhat different relative amounts. Passive smoking is known to produce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in children born to smoking parents. Smoking during pregnancy adversely affects foetal development.

SMOKING AND DRINKING

Smoking and drinking are presumed to be traits that enhance glamour and social status. This view has to be uprooted from the minds of all. Rather both these habits bring about poor oral health and hygiene which in fact let down one’s personality. Both of these bad habits are known to produce behavioural abnormalities. The belief that drinks enhance certain performances and ability is not true. In addition to all these, productivity is also affected in work places and offices. Many families are pushed into domestic violence and poverty.

“Save your life, Say no to alcohol”
“Smoking is injurious to health”

These should not be written only on walls. Rather should be carved in hearts.
Selling tobacco and alcohol and requesting judicious use of them is like giving a gun to a child and telling not to fire. The only remedy is total prohibition of these two health hazardous substances.

Let us all say ‘if health is lost, everything is lost’.

Anti Tobacco Education

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On February - 20 - 2011
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Tobacco use has become the leading killer of mankind. It leads to more diseases than any other habits. We are making available here a set educational materials to educate school children on the ill effects of tobacco. These include a power point presentation, a poster and an image. If you find this useful, ‘Like’ us on Facebook to receive more.
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Tobacco Powerpoint Presentation (2.6 mb)

Tobacco Poster (2.62 mb)

The Smokers Body (Click image to Enlarge)

Register Your School for Free

Posted by School Health Foundation of India On February - 3 - 2011

You can register your school for free to receive valuable information and materials on school health. To go to the registration page, please click on the ‘Click Here to Register’ link.