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School Health Services in India: The Social and Economic Contexts

by Rama V Baru SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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School health is an important aspect of children's health and an integral part of school education. School Health Services in India: The Social and Economic Contexts, looks at school health in a holistic manner by locating the context of children's socio-economic circumstances and the health needs that arise from it. It uses empirical work to look at the context and programmes that address these needs and then examines the engagement of health related issues in the school curriculum. It brings together original research that addresses the socio-economic context of school-going children and programmes such as Midday Meal programme and the school health services that are designed to address the nutritional needs and health concerns of children. Health education is now part of school curriculum, and this volume showcases the experiences of three NGOs who have adopted innovative approaches to transact health education in government schools in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

Introduction - Rama V Baru Through the Life Cycle of Children: Factors that Facilitate/Impede Successful Primary School Completion - Vimala Ramachandran, Kameshwari Jandhyala and Aarti Saihjee The Future of Mid-Day Meals - Jean Dreze and Aparajita Goyal Mid-Day Meals in Primary Schools: Achievements and Challenges - Reetika Khera Towards more Benefits from Delhi's Mid-Day Meal Scheme - Meera Samson, Claire Noronha and Anuradha De School Health Services in India: An Overview - Rama V Baru Innovations in Health Education Curriculum in Schools: Towards an 'Art of the Possible' - Anu Gupta, Mohan Deshpande, R. Balasubramaniam and Anil C.

Rama Baru provides an incisive overview of school health services tracing its history and constraints and providing useful suggestions for improvement…Theory is connected with practical activities like puppet shows, real life case studies etc.

Rama V Baru is an Associate Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her principal areas of research are privatization of health care, health policy, comparative studies in health systems and health sector reforms. She has published widely in these areas and also authored Private Health Care in India: Social Characteristics and Trends (Sage Publications, 1998). She is on the editorial board of the Global Social Policy published by Sage Publications and on various committees of national and international organizations.