education

Sustainable School Health and Nutrition Program

Under-nutrition leading to poor learning capacity is a major public health problem among primary school children in Ethiopia. The main conditions that have a negative impact on the health and education of children are related to poor nutrition and sanitation. Inadequate food, poor diet, infections, lack of safe water and poor sanitary facilities, especially affecting pubescent girls, are some of the common problems faced by primary school children in Ethiopia. Impaired sight is another contributing factor.