School Health in Latin America: Intersectoral NCD Prevention and Management – regional workshop report

School Health in Latin America

On December 14 and 15, 2020, NCD Child hosted a virtual regional workshop entitled “School Health in Latin America: Intersectoral NCD Prevention and Management”, in partnership with the Healthy Latin America Coalition (CLAS) and the American Heart Association.

With a mix of plenary presentations and breakout discussions, the workshop provided a forum for focused, regional- and country-level knowledge sharing and collaboration on school health strategies for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This report provides a summary of findings from the workshop. An appendix is included with key findings from the breakout sessions.

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