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Study of the Environmental Health Conditions in the Primary Schools of Ghorve, West of Iran

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Author(s): Moslem Karimpour | Mahmood Khazaeli

Journal: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
ISSN 1682-2765

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Environmental Health | Health Facilities | School Health Services

ABSTRACT
Background: Schools have an important role in developing the countries. Physical, health and safety factors are essential for normal growth of students' body, spirit and learning. By using environmental health protocols, it is easier to achieve these aims. Methods: The aim of this research is to study the environmental health conditions in the primary schools of Ghorve, west of Iran. This observational study has been done on 39 primary schools and the data was collected by filling in the questionnaires by observer. The results showed that 66. 7% of the schools were based on a convenient area. Results: There was an unpleasant situation of rubbish collection in 85.7% of schools. Unhealthy toilet, drinking water hand-washing facilities were seen in 62%, 42.8% and 85.7% of schools, respectively. Healthy drinking water was provided in 100% of schools. The space specified per person for health services, class and schools compared with standards was convenient and enough. Conclusions: The results of this research indicated that environmental health conditions in the studied schools were not standard and good.
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