PORTAL - On the afternoon of February 10, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) held a ceremony to announce the 2021-25 National School Health Programme.
Attending were Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh; Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam; leaders of Ministries, branches and Central agencies; organizations and enterprises accompanying the Program implementation. The ceremony was online to 63 provinces and cities and connected to more than 41,000 schools across the country.
At Binh Duong bridge point, attending were Mr. Nguyen Loc Ha - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee and leaders of provincial departments, committees and branches.
Informing at the announcement ceremony, Deputy Minister of MOET Ngo Thi Minh said that the 2021-25 National School Health Programme identifies 5 groups of content and 07 groups of solutions for the care, protection and health management of children and students; physical education and school sports activities; organization of school meals, ensuring proper nutrition; promotion of information technology application in management, administration, supervision, statistics and reporting; propaganda and education on school healthcare in schools.
Each content is assigned specific evaluation criteria, striving that by 2025, 100% of students will be propagated and educated on health and improved knowledge on prevention and control of school diseases, non-communicable diseases and mental health, education on proper nutrition, healthy and safe food; 100% of schools have enough physical education teachers and are trained, fostered, and improved in their professional qualifications, etc.
Overview of the conference at Binh
Duong bridge point
With the message of "Safe schools, healthy children and students", for the first time in Vietnam, a large-scale, practical and meaningful program on school healthcare with a comprehensive, formal and comprehensive programme is implemented. The programme is expected to bring positive changes to schools, to care for and nurture a healthy, active and mature Vietnamese generation. At the same time, creating mechanisms and policies, promoting socialization in order to attract investment participation of domestic and foreign organizations and enterprises; mobilizing resources to strengthen facilities, equipment, and tools for the care of children and students' health. With this Programme, more than 22 million children and students (equivalent to 25% of Vietnam's population) receive primary health care right from school.
perform the ceremony to announce the 2021-25
National School Health Programme
In the coming time, the Prime Minister requested the MOET to perform well the role of focal point and chair; promote communication, raise awareness and sense of responsibility of all levels, branches, the entire political system and the whole people, especially the drastic change in awareness and actions of administrators, teachers and staff in protecting, taking care of and improving school health. Focusing on and strongly developing physical training movements in schools; paying attention to the proposal of mechanisms, policies, and human resource arrangement for physical education and psychological care for students in the school. At the same time, there must be a safe, flexible and tightly controlled, effective, scientific and reasonable adaptation solution so that parents and students can feel secure when reopening schools.
signing ceremony of the cooperation program between the MOET and the Ministry
of Health on school health, child and student health care in the 2022-2026
The Ministry of Health cooperates with the MOET to study nutrition for children in different regions to have a suitable nutritional plan; closely coordinates with relevant Ministries, branches and localities to continue launching vaccination campaigns for children from 5 to 12 years old that are safe, scientific, reasonable and effective to control the pandemic.
The Ministry of Construction ensures the construction rate of schools and kindergartens, especially urban areas and industrial parks, ensuring good facilities for children and students to study and develop physically.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism coordinates with relevant Ministries and branches to set criteria and build physical training and sports facilities for children, especially related to children's survival skills and developing a mass sports movement so that more children can participate in health training.
In addition, the Prime Minister suggested that each school, family, student and people should proactively and actively respond to the Programme for the health of their children, through healthy behaviors, lifestyles and activities to protect, care for and improve their own health. The Prime Minister also welcomed and created favorable conditions for domestic and international organizations, enterprises and individuals to accompany the Programme in particular as well as programs, schemes and projects on health protection and care in general.
Reported by Doan Trang- Translated by Thanh Tam