Integrated school health and wellness ensure better learning for students (India)

School children in India
UNICEF /2021 / Pradesh


To respond to children’s learning and growth needs holistically, the Government of India is investing in and prioritising linkages among education, health and food systems. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Human Resource and Development, with technical guidance from UNICEF, launched the School Health and Wellness Programme in February 2020. This comprehensive programme aims to reach 260 million schoolchildren and their families by 2030 with school-based health and nutrition interventions.