FAWE Uganda – Scooping Study Dissemination
KAMPALA – As the education ministry prepares to roll out the new O’level curriculum this coming academic year, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), has urged the government to pass the Schools Health Policy (SHP) to help address health challenges contributing to high school dropouts.
The SHP includes information on issues such as HIV/Aids, sanitation and hygiene, safety and medication and offers information about where to seek help. It was developed by the education ministry in partnership with the health sector in 2001. Launching a report on sexuality education in sub-Saharan Africa, last week at Africana Hotel, Jackline Nafuna, a project officer at FAWE, noted that government should pass the SHP to equip school-going children with vital information to value their health and guard against early pregnancies.