Professionals from medicine, nursing, dentistry, oral hygiene and psychology arrived at 16 schools in the District, with a preventive focus.
Mayor Virna Johnson launched the program “Health in your School”, which will operate from the District Health Secretariat together with the Secretariats of Education, Women and ESE Alejandro Próspero Reverend, where the president of the district expanded the scope of the management of ‘Health in the Neighborhood-Médico en tu Casa’, to cover public schools, with a preventive focus, especially on issues of mental health and the sexual and reproductive rights of children and adolescents.
In the launching event led by Mayor Virna Johnson, of the Magdalena District Educational Institution, the students showed their gratitude for being the beneficiaries of this program, which also includes the work of the principals, governing council, teachers, parent associations and psychoorientators.
“With the territorial teams visiting families in their homes, the certification of 275 Community Health Agents and now Health in your School, we are on the right path with the governments of Change, to reach 500 healthy year, protecting lives and getting health care to Samaritan families,” said Mayor Virna Johnson.
The Secretary of Health of the District, Jorge Bernal Conde, indicated that “Health in your School” is a program aimed at protecting the life and health care of children and young people, between 5 and 17 years old, as part of the care model “Health to the Neighborhood-Doctor in your Home”, continuing the preventive approach to protect the mental health of young people to avoid suicide, consumption of psychoactive substances and gender and domestic violence; “Similarly, sexual and reproductive rights, especially the prevention of teenage pregnancies.”
The program has a high participation of the Ministry of Education with the principals of schools and school communities, leading the program and adapting the physical areas for the conduct of extramural activities of ESE Alejandro Próspero Reverend, who arranged in two exclusive teams for the program, which will provide medical, dental and psychological care, in addition to portable dental equipment and its mobile unit.
The Women’s Secretariat will consolidate its Safe Classrooms strategy, in 16 schools, work with boys and girls to protect their bodies, the prevention of violence, and the routes in case of any incident of sexual harassment or abuse that happens. school or students’ families.
The schools participating in this first phase of Health in your School include rural areas with IED La Revuelta, IED Guachaca, IED Bonda, IED Técnica de Minca and IED Taganga.
The school communities of IED Técnica Inem Simón Bolívar, IED Nuevo Amanecer con Dios, IED Jacqueline Kennedy, IED Lebanon, IED Magdalena, IED Liceo Celedón, IED Jhon F. Kennedy, IED Camilo Torres, IED La Paz and the Industrial FDI.