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close this bookPromoting Health Through Schools - Report of a WHO Expert Committee on Comprehensive School Health Education and Promotion (WHO, 1997, 104 p.)
close this folder5. Recommendations
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View the document5.1 Principles and priorities
View the document5.2 A call to action

5.2 A call to action

The Expert Committee urges all people to imagine:

· a future in which schools in every nation have the healthy development of all young people as an essential part of their core mission;

· a world where schools take on this challenge and implement new and exciting ways to coordinate the educational process, the environmental conditions within and outside the school, and the range of available health services, in order to enhance the educational achievement and health of young people.

Indeed, the recommendations in this report, if implemented, could help realize the vision evoked above and would make a significant contribution towards accomplishing the major goals of the Global Strategy for Health for All by the Year 2000 and the “Education for All” movement, as well as the World Summit for Children (New York, 1990), the World Summit for Social Development (Copenhagen, 1995), and the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995).

In order to develop more fully the potential of future generations, the Expert Committee calls on Member States, relevant international organizations, relevant nongovernmental organizations, and schools around the world to develop and implement plans for carrying out these recommendations.