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Adolescent Reproductive Health and Development Policy (2003)

Ministry of Planning and National Development; Ministry of Health Government of Kenya Country Resources Child and Youth General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Kenya 1 April 2003 Policy document education, human rights, service user participation

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The goal of the Policy Is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and well being of Kenya 's adolescents and youth. The idea is to integrate their health and development concerns into the national development process, and enhance their participation in that process.

Among the key objectives of this Policy are the identification and definition of adolescent health and development needs; provision of guidelines and strategies to address adolescent health concerns; and promotion of partnerships among adolescents, parents and communities. The Policy also seeks to create an enabling legal and social-cultural environment that facilitates the provision of information and services for adolescents and youth. It will promote and protect adolescent reproductive rights; strengthen inter-sector coordination and networking in the field of adolescent health and development; and enhance participation of adolescents in reproductive health and development programmes. Finally, the Policy Identifies and defines monitoring and evaluation indicators for adolescent reproductive health and development.

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