APPCO interventions have been shown to improve not only children’s health and nutrition, but also their learning potential and life choices both in the short and long-term. APPCO interventions particularly benefit poor and disadvantaged children, who have the most to gain both nutritionally and educationally. Also, by focusing on the special needs for girls – for example through Menstrual Health Management (MHM) – our Health programs are helping reduce barriers to learning for girls and enhance their overall health including increasing chances of girls completing their education.
What Our Programs Do:
- Increase access to health and nutrition services including deworming, control of malaria, as well as vision and hearing screening at schools.
- Provide children increased access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools.
- Help children develop life-long health behaviors through life skills-based health education, including HIV and AIDS prevention.
- Ensure basic health-related school policies and support from individual schools and communities to the national level.