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Re-launch of the Schoolchildren's Health Program: Press Government of Mendoza

Re-launch of the Schoolchildren’s Health Program: Press Government of Mendoza

The 2022 course of Learning with Health will start at Dr. Pedro Vacas School in Maipu. Ministry of Health specialists will conduct weight, height, oral and vision health checks, immunizations and promote healthy habits.

Next Monday, 23 at 10:45 a.m., county authorities and professionals from the Ministry of Health, Social Development and Sports will present the Learning with Health Program at School No. 1-744 Dr.. Pedro Philip Vacas, from Maip.

This program was created in 2016 and only stopped during 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. So far, it has addressed a total of about 47,932 children between SEOS, Elementary and Elementary levels.

Procedures include weight and height control, clinical examination, visual acuity, oral health, and vaccination at the primary and first and sixth grades.

The opening ceremony will be attended by Minister of Health, Social Development and Sport Ana Maria Nadal and Director General of Schools Jose Tomas.

In order to entertain the children, Claudia Padilla will present a puppet show. The school’s fifth graders will sing songs with the school orchestra and perform a sports show.

At the end, they will receive a healthy lunch and a toothbrush, among other gifts.

What is health learning?

Health Learning, organized by the Ministry of Health and the General Directorate of Schools, aims to promote healthy habits, detect and treat diseases, and promote the all-round development of children with the family.

Thus, it allows bringing the health system closer to the community, seeking to promote the school and health center as institutional and social spaces. Within this framework, health professionals come to the school with various activities, concluding in some cases with diagnosis and referral to the geographically indicated health center with the school, with scheduled shifts by the local health team.

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