UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Health Education, Prevention, Health Promotion, Children and Young People

17 November 2022 – Towards a regional agenda for School Health Promotion in Latin America

This webinar was held in Spanish

Versión en espagñol


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

Dr. Pilar Campos Estéban, Regional Health Promotion Advisor, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Department of Family, Health Promotion and Life Course, Unit for Health Promotion and Social Determinants

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


The health and social determinants of the health of children, adolescents, and young people should be a matter of great relevance and high priority in our countries. In this topic we value the contribution and the conceptual, political and operational scope of the global and regional movement of School Health Promotion. Latin America has made significant progress and great experience in the development of new initiatives for School Health Promotion. At this time we wish to take stock of the achievements and outline plans and actions for the future. Some of the questions and reflections of this webinar are:

  1. How relevant is it to outline the regional agenda in School Health Promotion (PSE) at the regional level?
  2. What affirmative steps are being taken at this time to strengthen PSE at the regional level?
  3. What should be the political, structural and programmatic priorities to configure the regional PES agenda?

Our speakers’contributions

Webinar series

This webinar is part of series of webinars “Towards a new agenda for School Health Promotion in Latin America and Spain”. The following webinars are planned:

DateTimeTopic off the webinar
17 November 202210.00 – 11.00 AST, 15.00 – 16.00 CETTowards a regional agenda for the School Health Promotion in Latin America.
16 February 202310.00 – 11.00 AST, 15.00 – 16.00 CETAssessment and opportunities to strengthen research in Health Promotion on children and adolescents in Latin America.
16 March 202310.00 – 11.00 AST, 15.00 – 16.00 CETThe curricular experience in School Health Promotion.
11 May 202310.00 – 11.00 AST, 16.00 – 17.00 CETThe Promotion and Education of Comprehensive Sexual Health in educational systems.
28 September 202310.00 – 11.00 AST, 16.00 – 17.00 CETThe importance of inserting the gender perspective in educational systems and school curricula.

This webinar is organised by the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico.