11 May 2021 – School Health Promotion in Latin America: Lessons Learned

11 May 2021 – School Health Promotion in Latin America: Lessons Learned

Global Health & Education webinar series

11 May 2021, 17.00 – 18.00 CET, 11.00 – 12.00 AST

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Dr. Hiram V. Arroyo, Professor, Director, Department of Social Sciences, Director, World Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Health Promotion and Health Education, Faculty of Biosocial Sciences and Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico


Prof. Blanca Patricia Mantilla Uribe, Director Instituto Proinapsa, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion and Sexual and Reproductive Health, Faculty of Health, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

Prof. Karina Cimmino, Member of the Social Sciences and Health Programme of FLACSO Argentina


Zoom link. The webinar will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. No registration is required to participate. 500 places will be available.
This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel

The Journal Health Education is the official journal of our webinar series and aims to support the UNESCO Chair’s mission of sharing knowledge to support the global community.


During this webinar the experts will reflect on the lessons learned in the past 35 years with regard to health promotion in schools in Latin America.

The experts will address the following questions:

  1. What has been the contribution of School Health Promotion in promoting development and equity in health for children and adolescents in Latin America?
  2. What have been the advances, the distinctive/potential components and the contribution of the networks on school health promotion in Latin America?
  3. What political paths, programmatic actions and other opportunities should shape the future agenda of the Latin American School Health Promotion Movement?


Blanca Patricia Mantilla Uribe, Jacqueline Hernández Sánchez, María Constanza Hakspiel Plata, Alba Yaneth Rincón Méndez, María del Pilar Oviedo Cáceres. Promoción de la salud en la escuela. Mirada al ayer y retos en América Latina. Instituto Proinapsa, Universidad Industrial de Santander

This webinar is organised by the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico, the Universidad Industrial de Santander, FLACSO Argentina and supported by Emerald Publishing.