The "OK sa DepEd" Program is a "convergence of the Department's health programs, plans, policies, and activities for effective and efficient implementation, focuses on the major school health programs." It covers the SBFP; the National Drug Education Program (NDEP); the Adolescent Reproductive Health Education
(ARH); the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools (WinS); the Medical, Dental, and Nursing Services; and the School Mental Health Program.
These include the School-Based Feeding Program; National Drug Education Program; Adolescent Reproductive Health Education
; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools (WinS) Program; Medical, Dental and Nursing Services; and Mental Health Program.
Availability of adolescent reproductive health education
and services in the school
In the end, it is hoped that the access to adolescent reproductive health education
and services will increase their independence in looking after their reproductive functions and processes, and their sexuality, so that their reproductive health rights will be fulfilled and their quality of life is enhanced.
The Adolescent Reproductive Health Education
Project is a curriculum that offers modules on adolescent-friendly health services, adolescent reproductive health data, the physician as advocate for adolescent reproductive health, cultural competency, contraception, male adolescent reproductive health, pregnancy counseling, sexuality education, and minors' legal access to confidential health services.
The article reflects on the experience of an Adolescent Reproductive Health Education
(ARHE) Programme in Bangladesh (1995).
Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua said that the "OK sa DepEd" is not a new program but a convergence of the five major DepEd school health programs that include School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP); National Drug Education Program (NDEP); Adolescent Reproductive Health Education
(ARH); Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools (WinS) Program; and medical, nursing, and dental services.