School Health Annual Report Programme
On 7th November (Saturday) at 4 PM
In 2011, the campaign for the prevention and control of NCDs was introduced as a priority activity by the United Nations. As global health priorities transitioned from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, NCDs emerged as a set of conditions that have direct links to achieving goals and targets of the SDGs. It has taken a highly communicable condition like COVID-19 to highlight the dangers inherent in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart, and respiratory ailments, to health. These are usually bracketed away as previously underlying or pre-existing medical conditions when, in fact, they should be in the foreground.
The main risk factors identified from the age of 18 onwards were lack of physical activity and tobacco use resulting in high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc. In other words, while those who are at the highest risk of complications and from dying of COVID-19 today are those who have lived with NCDs for a longer time, usually the elderly, this is not always true. Bad habits start young.
This is the 15th webinar under our series of Youth & Adolescent Health during pandemic & after which aims to highlight problems related to Youth & Adolescents in the ongoing pandemic situation, challenges to follow & to share relevant information about persisting school health issues to teachers and students so they can further educate the society. It also hopes to create an open platform for them to ask their doubts, and get possible solutions.
We look forward to your active participation in the webinar and to make the webinar more interactive by asking all the questions you have to the speakers.
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