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SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM

SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM
The School Health programme was designed to ensure that the school pupils are as healthy as possible and to obtain the maximum benefit from his/her education with the learning environment safe and conducive for learning. The school Health services are grouped under preventive and curative services provided for the pupils and staff within the school setting. The Programme comprises of various components which include
*School health services
*Health Education and Promotion
*Nutrition services
*Healthy school environment
*Physical Education
*Counseling& Psychological Services

The then State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu inaugurated a technical committee in 1999 to work out modalities for the programme and it was launched in 2001. The programme was later revitalized in 2006.
The Oral Health Component was integrated into the programme with an accompanying Mobile Dental Van in May 2008.
The activities carried out during the school health screening are:
1. Medical and nutritional screening of the school pupils.
2. Provision of essential drugs and treatment of minor ailment and referral if need.
3. Inspection of school environment and facilities using a checklist.
4. Inspection of the food vendors and stalls.
5. Inspection of the First Aid Box contents.
6. Health Education and promotion.
7. Distribution of I.E.C. materials
8. Dental Screening and treatment.

UPDATE ON SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMME FROM 2010 TILL DATE

Please below is the breakdown of update as requested.
S/N ITEM NUMBER TOTAL
1 Number of primary schools visited
January 2010- April 2011
April 2011 – July 2012
First term 2012/2013
Second Term 2012/2013
Third Term 2012/2013
First Term 2013
Second Term 2013
Third Term 2013/2014
First Term 2014/2015
46
136
16
30
31
20
24
31
26

360
2 Medical
• Total screened
1. Jan 2011 – April 2011
2. April 2011 – July 2012
3. First term 2012/2013
4. Second Term 2012/2013
5. Third Term 2013
6. First Term 2012/2013
7. Second Term 2014
8. Third Term 2014
9. First Term 2014/2015
• Total Treated
1. Jan 2011 – April 2011
2. April 2011 – July 2012
3. First term 2012/2013
4. Second Term 2012/2013
5. Third Term 2013
6. First Term 2013/2014
7. Second Term 2014
8. Third Term 2014
9. First Term 2014/2015

15,531
51,242
9,754
21,757
23,887
9789
15,005
18,486
13,279

8,620
31,749
8,118
17,857
17,919
9,162
13,351
17,544
10,892

259,176

135,212
3 Dental
• Total Screened
1. Jan 2011 – April 2011
2. April 2011 – July 2012
3. First term 2012/2013
4. Second Term 2012/2013
5. Third Term 2013
6. First Term 2013/2014
7. Second Term 2014
8.Third Term 2014
9.First Term 2014/2015

Total Treated
1. Jan 2011 – April 2011
1. a. Scaling and Polishing- 1346
2. b. Extraction –836
3. c. Filling–131
4. April 2011 – July 2012
1. d. Scaling and Polishing —3360
2. e. Extraction –2592
3. f. Filling–412

1. First term 2012/2013
1. g. Scaling and Polishing- 446
2. h. Extraction –385
3. i. Filling—87
4.Second Term 2012/2013
1. a. Scaling and Polishing- 581
2. b. Extraction –407
3. c. Filling—127
5. Third Term 2012/2013
6.First Term 2014
7.Second Term 2014
8.Third Term 2014
9.First Term 2014/2015

16,589
44,154
8,638
17,797
20456
8215
15785
18383
13279

6364

918

1148
7,326
2,373
3,947
3,749
1,849

136,296

29,987
4 ENT
• Total Screened
1. Jan 2011 – April 2011
2. a. Foreign body – 30
3. b. Ear discharge – 25
4. c. Fungi Infection – 20
5. d. Hearing loss – 10
6. e. Ear wax – 3537
7. f. Pinna Deformity – 1
Third Term 2013
First Term 2013/2014
Second Term 2014
Third Term 2014
First Term 2014/2015

TREATED
1. April 2011 – July 2012

1. First term 2012/2013
2. a. Foreign body – 31
3. b. Ear discharge – 55
4. c. Ear wax – 75

4.Second Term 2012/2013
d. Foreign body – 17
e. Ear discharge – 62
1. f. Ear wax – 468
Third Term 2012/2013
First Term 2013/2014
Second Term 2014
Third Term 2014
First Term 2014/2015

3623

10333

5300
1662
1488
1910
1053

1632

5950
1,264
921
1,589
846
743

115,036

29,987
5 • The Commonest conditions seen among the school children include Malnutrition, Acute Respiratory Infections, Scabies /Ringworm. Generally it is observed that there is poor personal hygiene seen in all the schools. Hence it is ensured that health education and promotion- health talks are given on environmental sanitation, personal hygiene, oral hygiene, care of the eye and on adequate nutrition
• The commonest dental conditions seen are Dental Caries and Chronic Marginal Gingivitis which is treated by the procedures outlined above (S&P and Extraction).
• The commonest ENT Cases seen are Ear Wax and perforations which are treated with aural toileting and syringing with adequate referral when needed.

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