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OUR IMPACT

Our school health programs demonstrably improved the health and learning of students

RESULTS OF IMPACT STUDY

A controlled impact study by our partners at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found our programs significantly increased student’s knowledge on health, improved access to and utilization of healthcare, increased student’s trust in their teachers and local health facility and ultimately reduced the burden of disease. The study found our programs led to a 44% reduction in disease morbidity, a 22% increase in health knowledge and a 48% increase in coverage of deworming and vitamin A supplementation.

Partner health centers have reported an increase in visits by school children. We have seen a significant decrease in endemic infections, exemplified by a 60% reduction in the rate of schistosomiasis in the Ng'ombe Township. More than 90% of partner schools have reported a decrease in absenteeism. Qualitative interviews have shown that the School Health Workers enjoy increased social status and express a sense of empowerment that extends to all aspects of their roles as educators.  Perhaps the best indicator of our success is the enthusiasm of the local communities and government to expand our program to new areas. 

IMPACT ON HEALTH ​& LEARNING

Increase in student's knowledge on health

Increase in student's knowledge on health

22%

44%

Decrease in student disease morbidity

48%

Increase in vitamin A supplementation and deworming coverage

90%

Schools reporting a decrease in abseenteeism 

SCHOOL HEALTH WORKER OUTPUT

For the 2017-18 Fiscal Year

42,000

Children provided deworming and vitamin A treatment

14,505

Sick children attended to and followed-up by SHWs

4,400

Health education lessons given by SHWs