OK sa DepEd One Health Week 2019 (Important Notes)


July 09, 2019

No. 083, s. 2019

1. Pursuant to DepEd Prder (DO) No. 28, s. 2018 entitled Policy and Guidelines on Oplan Kalusugan sa Department of Education (OK sa DepEd), all public schools are encouraged to observe a nationwide Oplan Kalusugan sa DepEd One Health Week from July 22-26, 2019.

2. One Health Week will be conducted to roll out a set of health activities featuring, but not limited to, the six major DepEd school health programs below:

a. School-Base Feeding Program (SBFP);
b. National Drug Education Program (NDEP);
c. Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Program;
d. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools (WinS) Program;
e. Medical, Nursing, and Dental Services; and
f. School Mental Health Program.

3. During the One Health Week, the regional offices (ROs), school division offices (SDOs), and  elementary and secondary schools are directed to undertake the following suggested activities, among others;

a. Orientation of parents, communities, partners, and other stakeholders;
b. Delivery of age-appropriate health services;
c. Launching of age-appropriate health and hygiene practices;
d. Conduct of feeding activities and school gardening activities;
e. Exhibits/fora on the NDEP, ARH, school mental health, and comprehensive tobacco control; and
f. Open house of canteens featuring healthy food and beverage choices.

4. One Health Week shall be maximized to mobilized to mobilize the community and promote collaboration with partners and stakeholders, especially at the school level. As such, the schools are tested to network with a partner within their localities facilities; provision of health and nutrition services including manpower, medicines, and equipment; and finalization of deliverables and schedule and of joint health activities for the year.

5. The ROs and SDOs shall conduct kick-off activities on or before July 22, 2019, to signal the start of One Health Week and gain support from partners and stakeholders. The national kick-off to be led by the Bureau of Learner Support Services-School Health Division is scheduled on July 24, 2019. A separate memorandum shall be issued inviting concerned DepEd personnel and providing further details about the activity.

6. Schools should coordinate with their division health personnel for the conduct of activitied for One Health Week.

7. For reporting purposes, the schools shall ensure the documentation of the activities conducted during the One Health Week, following the data requirements of the Ok sa DepEd Forms A and B enclosed to DO 28, s. 2018.

8. Regional directors and schools division superintendents are enjoined to support and monitor the activities.

9. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Learner Support Services-School Health Division, 3rd Floor Mabini Avenue, Pasig City through email at blss.shd@deped.gov.ph or contact at telephone no. (02) 632-9935.

10. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


DepEd MEMORANDUM No. 083, s. 2019


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