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National Adolescent Health Policy for Uganda

Ministry of Health, Republic of Uganda Country Resources Child and Youth General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Uganda 1 October 2004 Policy document child and adolescent, health promotion

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This policy is an effort to highlight adolescent health issues and bring them into the mainstream of health and other social services. The Ministry of Health has identified Reproductive Health as a priority programme and increasing access to quality Adolescent Health services is one of the strategies to reduce the high maternal mortality in Uganda.
Young people have great potential to contribute to the process of decision-making and implementation of programmes for their own benefit as well as the development of society at large. The understanding adoption and implementation of this policy will contribute positively to the efforts to emancipate young people and integrate them in the social development efforts.

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