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ThinkMind // GLOBAL HEALTH 2018, The Seventh International Conference on Global Health Challenges // View article global_health_2018_2_10_70056


Role of School Administration in Controlling Communicable Diseases

Authors:
Walaa H. Sweid
Ali Al Khatib
Houssein Hajj-Hassan
Mohamad Rached
Hassan M. Khachfe

Keywords: influenza; communicable diseases; controlling measures; immunization; absenteeism; administration.

Abstract:
Academic performance and students' success are closely related to school attendance based on the evidence provided by literature. Influenza, an infectious disease, is one of the factors that prevent the students from attending classes. To study the role of school administration in controlling and preventing this disease and its effect on the students' performance, a field study was conducted in the schools of West Bekaa, Lebanon. Data was collected from private and public schools, in addition to the data collected from the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health. The findings revealed that influenza is one of the important reasons behind students' absence, which affects their performance. Immunization and general infection-control measures can be organized by the schools' administration to control and prevent the spread of this disease.

Pages: 18 to 23

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2018

Publication date: November 18, 2018

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4553

ISBN: 978-1-61208-682-8

Location: Athens, Greece

Dates: from November 18, 2018 to November 22, 2018

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