All of the health related causal factors can be prevented through behavior change even in low resources settings. With this view Department Of Community Programs is currently conducting regular school health program in 24 schools around 14 outreach centers of Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur districts. The program is led by nurses who provide awareness programs on different health issues such as adolescent reproductive health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs, first aid training, and screening services. Trained nurses of Department Of Community Programs visits outreach centers to provide health education. Regular screening of school children in coordination were conducted in coordination with the Departments of Pediatrics, Dental, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, Physiotherapy and other departments.




Department Of Community Programs has also been conducting several school based researches for understanding different health perspectives for broadening the framework of health issues and planning for required interventions that are implemented accordingly. The main objectives of the program is to (i) provide preventive and promotive health programs; (ii) to conduct regular screening (iii) to ensure healthy environment for children at school (iv) to provide guidance for the establishment and maintenance of health clubs in the school. The upcoming future target of the school health program in Department Of Community Programs is to establish adolescent friendly centers at outreach centers and to activate and mobilize actively the school health clubs in health related activities.