Intercountry Workshop on School Health in the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) (2017)




Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 23-25 August 2016


Risk behaviours, which present the fastest growing health issues for children and adolescents, have long-term negative effects and increase the risks for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in later life. NCDs prevention therefore should play an important role at school. For many adolescents and school age children school health services (SHS) are the first and the most accessible point of contact with health services. Schools offer many opportunities for children and young people to develop a positive outlook on life and a healthy lifestyle and can contribute to improving the health and well-being of children and young people. The European Network of Health Promoting Schools was launched in 1992 and today Health Promoting Schools exist in 40 Member States of the WHO European Region. This report summarizes outputs from the WHO Regional Office for Europe Intercountry workshop on school health in the prevention of NCDs meeting for national coordinators of child and adolescent health programmes of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 23-25 August 2016.