Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)
The GSHS was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with United Nations’ UNICEF, UNESCO, and UNAIDS; and with technical assistance from CDC. GSHS is a school-based survey conducted primarily among students aged 13–17 years.
The purpose of the GSHS is to provide data on health behaviors and protective factors among students to:
- Help countries develop priorities, establish programs, and advocate for resources for school health and youth health programs and policies;
- Allow international agencies, countries, and others to make comparisons across countries regarding the prevalence of health behaviors and protective factors; and
- Establish trends in the prevalence of health behaviors and protective factors by country for use in evaluation of school health and youth health promotion programs.
Background information on GSHS purpose, methods, and country participation.
We encourage authors to notify us when there are new GSHS-related publications. Please send us the citation information and we will add it to this bibliography.