Student Health

It is important, for your child's safety and health, that we have an Emergency Form on file with pertinent medical information concerning each child, such as medication being taken, serious health conditions, and your family doctor's name and phone number. A form to collect this information is sent out, by our school medical professional, at the beginning of the school year.

The school staff is equipped with first-aid kits for small emergencies. We will notify you when a serious health condition occurs so you can refer it to proper medical authorities. If your child is ill, please do not send him/her to school. If ill, children do not profit from their school experiences, and there is a risk of infecting other children and adults. ISO is willing to send assignments home if the illness is extended.

Attendance Policy for Illness

Please keep your child at home if any of the following symptoms or signs are present:

  • Elevated temperature (greater than 100 F or 38 C,)
  • Diagnosed with a strep infection-your child should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school,
  • Acute cold with discolored nasal discharge, sore throat, or persistent productive cough,
  • Vomiting, nausea, or severe abdominal pain during the night or in the morning,
  • Repeated diarrhea during the night or in the morning,
  • Pus-like discharge from eyes, with redness and itching, and
  • Suspected and /or untreated communicable disease (some examples include: chicken pox, impetigo, scabies, hepatitis, conjunctivitis, ringworm, etc).

Medication Policy

  1. No medication, including over-the-counter medication (Tylenol, Motrim, and Panadol), is given without parental consent.
  2. All medicine is brought and kept in the Health Office to be administered by the school medical professional or her/his delegate. Parents may request that a child carry and self-administer their medication. This may especially be desired in the case of an asthma inhaler. Information and request forms are available at the health office.

Health Information Forms and Exams

Parents are asked to update student health forms yearly. Physical exams are required on entrance and every two years thereafter. The school offers a basic physical exam to any students needing to complete their physical health forms.

Vaccinations

Required vaccinations include:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DPT) (seven years)
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus (Td) (seven years at 7-12 yrs, then every ten years)
  • Polio
  • Measles (MMR)
  • Yellow Fever
  • Meningococcal – ACW35Y

Other recommended vaccinations:

  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid (every three to five years)
  • Influenza (annually)
  • Haemophilus B Influenza (Hib) (age four or under)

Insurance

The school carries insurance to cover minor injuries that may occur on the school grounds as well as liability coverage to insure against any accident while on a field trip away from the school. All parents should carry their own medical insurance to cover all major medical problems and emergencies for their children. Enrollment of your child at the school waives the school's liability beyond the aforementioned minor injuries and liability limits.

01 BP 1142, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Tel: 226-25-36-21-43
Tel: 226-25-36-13-50

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