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Adolescent and Child Youth Program

Department of Health (Philippines) Country Resources Child and Youth General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Philippines 1 January 2001 Guidelines child and adolescent, strategy

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The program is solidly anchored on International and laws, passages and policies meant to address adolescent’s health concerns. It is operating then within the facets and adolescents and youth health that includes disability, mental and environmental health, reproductive and sexuality, violence and injury prevention and among others.
It employed strategies to ensure integration of the program intothe health care system in addition, broader society such as building a supportive policy environment, intensifying IEC and advocacy particularly among teachers, families, and peers, building the technical capacity of providers of care, and support for youth; improving accessibility and availability of quality health services, strengthening multi-sectoral partnerships, resource mobilization, allocation and improved data collection and management.
The program to address sexual and reproductive health issues likewise adopts gender-sensitive approaches. The primary responsibility for implementation of the AYHDP, and its mainstreaming into the health system, falls to regional and provincial/city sectors. Guidelines cover service delivery, IEC, training, research and information collection, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance


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