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dc.contributor.author Sibanda, Dumisani G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:08:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:08:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/542
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters in Public Health en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract provided by author en_US
dc.description.abstract The school supplementary feeding programme is a national initiative implemented by the Ministry of Education (MoE) with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS). MOHSS offers technical expertise in health related issues through the National Policy for School Health en_US
dc.description.abstract The objectives of the study were to assess how the implementation of the school supplementary feeding programme is helping to ease the malnutrition burden on school learners, determine the extent to which primary school learners are gaining increased knowledge on nutrition due to the school supplementary feeding programme, establish the extent to which the knowledge has resulted in improved practices in food preparation and nutritional status of learners, and to ascertain the community's acceptance of the school supplementary feeding programme en_US
dc.description.abstract The study applied a combination of qualitative and quantitative design with descriptive and comparative approaches. Individual interviews were conducted with 102 learners (both on the feeding programme and those not in the feeding programme) using a structured questionnaire. A focus group discussion was also held with the parents or guardians with regards to their perception of the school supplementary feeding programme (n = 8). The study was conducted at Havana Primary School in the Katutura area of Windhoek en_US
dc.description.abstract The study found a total of 90 ( n=51) of the learners in the school supplementary feeding programme were thin, with 59 being moderately to severely thin. The study also revealed that 67 (n=51) of the learners not participating in the school supplementary feeding programme were also mildly to severely thin. The parents or guardians appreciated the school feeding programme, but from the learners and the parents' responses there was nothing to show that the programme is improving nutrition knowledge to both the learners and their families en_US
dc.description.abstract The findings highlighted that the current school feeding supplementary programme implementation was not sufficient and that more still needed to improve its delivery. The school feeding programme is in need of strengthening by implementing more monitoring and evaluation measures to improve the efficiency of service delivery. The Ministry of Health and Social services working more closely with the Ministry of Education can cement the gains already achieved by the school supplementary feeding program. The primary school education curriculum could also be improved to provide more nutrition education to the learners en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 105 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.source.uri abstracts/sibanda2012abs.pdf en_US
dc.source.uri http://wwwisis.unam.na/theses/sibanda2012.pdf en_US
dc.subject School health services Namibia en_US
dc.subject Public health Namibia en_US
dc.subject School children health and hygiene en_US
dc.title An analysis of the implementation of the school supplementary feeding programme in Windhoek, Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Masters in Public Health en_US
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