Study on Healthy and Safe Schools for the Post-COVID-19 Era in the Asia-Pacific Islands
- Representative OrganizationUniversity of the Ryukyus
- CountryPhilippines, Indonesia, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Fiji, Tonga, and Guam (United States of America)
- Project TypeResearch Project
- Fiscal Year2021
- Project Overview
The aim of this project is to provide recommendations for the development of healthy and safe schools in the countries of the Asia-Pacific Island region after the end of COVID-19 pandemic.
In this project, the impact of COVID-19 on the health, education and economy sectors, and findings on countermeasures in Okinawa, Guam, Philippines, and Indonesia will be summarized. Discussions based on this summary will be held with experts from the Pacific Island countries, and recommendations will be made for the development of healthy societies and schools during the post-COVID-19 era in island regions. In particular, close attentions will be paid to the implementation of comprehensive school health approach including health management and education, and cooperation with external organizations and communities which are characteristics of school health in Japan. Furthermore, analysis will be performed on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) during school closures and their side‐effects.