FRESH School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Webinar: Re-imagining School Health - Maximizing Investment in Human Capital and Rural Economies - April 2019

The past few years have seen a sea change in how the world invests; its young people, well beyond early childhood and all the way into their transition towards adulthood. As the World Bank's Human Capital Index shows, people are an economy's main source of wealth, yet very undervalued in low and middle-income contexts (LMICs). This underachievement of human capital is reflected in young people's health, knowledge, and resilience. 

  • How can school health and feeding programs contribute to efforts to help children and adolescents reach their full potential and maximize human capital in LMICs?
  • How can the school health community position itself within a new investment landscape? 

Commemorating World Health Day and its clarion call for universal health care, we invite co-authors of a Discussion Paper on Health, Finance, and Governance for USAID to share their knowledge and recommendations for maximizing human capital through school health.

Speakers:

  • Lesley Drake, PhD, Executive Director, Partnership for Child Development (PCD)
  • Linda Schultz, Health and Education Consultant

Presentation Downloads:

  1. Reimagining School Feeding: A high return investment in human capital and local economies. Volume 8: Child & Adolescent Health Development, Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, Third edition, World Bank & World Food Programme (2018)
  2. Optimising Education Outcomes: High return investments in school health for increased participation and learning. Volume 8: Child & Adolescent Health Development, Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, Third edition, World Bank & World Food Programme (2018)
  3. United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (2017)
  4. Human Capital Project (2018)
  5. Maximizing Human Capital by Aligning Investments in Health and Education (2018)

The School Health and Nutrition webinar series monthly presentations by leading policy-makers, researchers and implementers engaged in improving the health and education of children in low and middle-income countries across the globe.

Published 2019-04-17

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