Author : Monika Arora

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A landscape analysis of adolescent health in India: The case of Uttar Pradesh

  • Monika Arora

In 2006, India identified Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) as a key strategy under the Reproductive Child Health (RCH II) programme. It would be followed in 2013 by the ‘Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH + A) Strategy’, as a signal of the Government of India’s (GoI) renewed focus on adolescents. Indeed, adolescent health is crucial for shaping both the future of the world’s health and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to health, nutrition, education, gender equality and food security. This paper presents a situational analysis of the progress in adolescent health in India, with a focus on Uttar Pradesh (UP). The objectives are threefold:

  • To understand the health status of adolescents and related determinants at the national and subnational level, with a specific focus on UP.
  • To conduct a landscape analysis to understand the state of adolescent health in UP.
  • To sensitise stakeholders to the importance of strengthening Adolescent Health Services in improving healthcare access and promoting the health of adolescents in UP.
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Monika Arora

Monika Arora

Dr. Monika Arora is a public health scientist working in the area of Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control. She is the Director of the Health ...

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Monika Arora

Monika Arora