Noncommunicable diseases

Regional Training Workshop on the Global School-based Student Health Survey, Hua Hin, Thailand, 9-11 December 2013

The GSHS was developed by WHO and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with UNICEF, UNESCO, and UNAIDS. GSHS is a school-based survey conducted primarily among adolescent students aged 13–17 years. The purpose of GSHS is to provide data on health behaviours and protective factors among students to:

1) Help countries develop priorities, establish programs, and advocate for resources for school health and youth health programs and policies;
2) Allow international agencies, countries, and others to make comparisons across countries regarding the prevalence of health behaviours and protective factors; and
3) Establish trends in the prevalence of health behaviours and protective factors by country for use in evaluating school health and youth health promotion programs.

WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia organized a Regional Workshop on the Global School based Student Health Survey, in Hua Hin, Thailand from 9 to 11 December 2013.

Specific objectives of the workshop:

i. To review the status of youth health and youth risk factor surveillance in each country;
ii. To increase skills of the participants in conducting GSHS, including survey methodology, questionnaire design and sample selection;
iii. To build capacity of participants to undertake a GSHS at the country level including addressing technical and logistical issues; and
iv. To identify country-wise plans for conducting GSHS.

Meeting documents

GSHS training materials:

Global School Health Policies and Practices Survey (G-SHPPS) training materials: