Publication of a research paper on the implementation of Kenyan school health
Reporting day: 2020/03/13
Reporter: Takeshi Akiyama (Associate Professor, Department of Health Science, Nagano College of Nursing)
We published an article on the implementation and effect of the Kenyan school health program among primary schools (https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daaa005). This project was one of the activities of the JICA Partnership Program, which was implemented by Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University between 2012 and 2017, with the cooperation of Kenya Medical Research Institute, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Health of Kenya. The project put the country’s school health program into operation among the primary schools around Mbita town, Western Kenya. The article reported the improvement among schools between the years 2013 and 2016. Furthermore, we examine a significant relationship between the students’ academic performance and the situation of school health.