Our partners in school health & youth health promotion
This is a list of our international partner organizations. We work in cooperation with them to help make all schools Health-Promoting Schools. There are two official WHO Collaborating Centres for the Global School Health Initiative, but we also work with many other agencies and organisations all over the world.
WHO calls upon governments, nongovernmental organisations, and other public and private sector agencies to help schools become Health-Promoting Schools. By doing so, such agencies will help schools implement health promotion and prevention strategies that are integrated and complementary. They will help schools minimise competition for time and attention between issues such as active living, life skills, tobacco use prevention and HIV/AIDS/STD education. They will help schools recognise and address the important relationships between many such issues. They will also help schools design and implement actions that are likely to achieve the most significant long- and short-term health and education gains.