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National Adolescent Health Strategy (2014)

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Country Resources Child and Youth General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards India January 2014 Policy document

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AIMS

1. Increase availability and access to information about adolescent health.
2. Increase accessibility and utilisation of quality counselling and health services for adolescents.
3. Forge multi-sectoral partnerships to create safe and supportive environments for Adolescents.

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES

Improve nutrition
• Reduce the prevalence of malnutrition among adolescent girls and boys
• Reduce the prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) among adolescent girls and boys

Enable sexual, reproductive and maternal health
• Improve knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, in relation to SRH
• Reduce teenage pregnancies
• Improve birth preparedness, complication readiness and provide early parenting support for adolescent parents

Enhance mental health
• Address mental health concerns of adolescents

Prevent injuries and violence
• Promote favourable attitudes for preventing injuries and violence (including GBV) among
adolescents

Prevent substance misuse
• Increase adolescents’ awareness of the adverse effects and consequences of substance misuse

Address NCDs
• Promote behaviour change in adolescents to prevent NCDs such as hypertension, stroke,
cardio-vascular diseases and diabetes

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