IHS School Health Services are aimed at early detection, correction and prevention of deformities and disabilities during the growing years besides inculcating a healthy life style at an early age. The basic objectives of School Health Services are:
School Health Service has been a prime area of activity of IHS since 1997. Initially, due to lack of awareness, it was difficult to make the school administrators appreciate the need to adopt a school health system. We had to work hard to make the educationists understand the importance of school health services in the overall mental & physical development of a child. Although in Pakistan school health has been a part of the government health infrastructure since 1952 but practically on ground it is still non-existent. With the grace of Allah and our commitment along with a non-commercial and professional approach now after almost 20 years in school health IHS is the largest operator of school health in the country and is providing various types of health services to the educational institutions across Pakistan catering to the needs of schools ranging from high-end English medium private schools to public sector and even shelter-less schools in small towns & villages. In the private sector school health has been more successful In Islamabad & Karachi than other cities. IHS has developed a comprehensive eight component model of school health that encompasses all basic health and developmental requirements of a child. Some schools select few of the components as per their needs, while others like Islamabad Convent School (H-8 & F-8 Campuses), City School (Margalla Campus) & Sheikh Zayed International School, H-8, in Islamabad & St. Mary’s Academy, Lalazar, St. Francis School, Rawalpindi, St. Mary’s Peshawar &Viqar-un-Nisa Girls College, Rawalpindi have full fledge (Extended) School Health Services including in-school clinics staffed with lady doctors & female nurses.