Pairing Children with Health Services - The results of a survey on school health services in the WHO European Region



This publication presents the results of the survey on school health services (SHS) organization in the WHO European Region. Data from 37 Member States on school health services governance, organizational aspects and service delivery models, staffing, content and main challenges are presented.

The results reveal that overall school health services are largely available in Member States, and the organizational arrangements are such that make it possible, in principle, for a pupil to access SHS when there is a need. Although challenges and solutions for SHS strengthening are very much country specific, there are common opportunities to improve the relevance of the service to pupils’ health and development needs.