Children's environmental health

Sun protection: an essential element of a health promoting school

Sun protection document cover

Investments in schools are intended to yield benefits to communities, nations and individuals. Such benefits include improved social and economic development, increased productivity and enhanced quality of life. In many parts of the world, such investments are not achieving their full potential, despite increased enrolments and hard work by committed teachers and administrators. This document describes how the results of educational investments can be enhanced, by increasing the capacity of schools to promote health as they do learning.