Adolescents (10-19 years) constitute about one-fifth of India’s population and young people (10-24 years) about one-third of the population. This represents a huge opportunity that can transform the social and economic fortunes of the country. The large and increasing relative share and absolute numbers of adolescent and youth population in India make it necessary that the nation ensures they become a vibrant, constructive force that can contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth. The skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavior of today’s young people are essential to whether, and how well, the demographic divided is successfully leveraged

1. Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHCS)

Both the Peer Education Programme and the AHD should lead to referrals to AHFCs which would seek to provide a combination of commodities, [EC and curative services at sub centre, PHC, CHC and DH levels plus outreach and referral services:

  • Weekly lron & Folic Acid Supplementation & Albendezole
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Contraceptives
  • Medicines
Information (IEC & lPC)

Counseling on nutrition, menstrual disorders, personal hygiene, menstrual hygiene,use I of sanitary napkins, use of contraceptives, sexual concerns, depression, sexual abuse. gender violence, substance abuse and promoting healthy behavior to prevent non communicable diseases Posters/booklets/pamphlets, wall writing and Visuals

Curative Services
  • Treatment of severe malnutrition
  • Treatment of common RTl/STI problems
  • Treatment menstrual disorders
  • Treatment for sexual concerns of males and female
  • Mental health service/management of depression Treatment of non communicable diseases and other common ailments
  • Management of injuries related to accidents and violence
  • Management of sexual abuse among girls
  • Management of substance abuse
  • Treatment of non-communicable diseases like hypertension, stroke, cardio-vascular diseases and diabetes 1
Adolescent Help Line
Dadra and Nagar Haveli set up a 104 Helpline for health related information for the public at large and service providers as well as grievance redressal.

Convergence Within Health Department
There are a number of potential areas of synergy within the health department. These include VHND, MMU and RBSK. In addition, FP, MH and SACS would also offer services to adolescents. For example, the scope of the monthly VHND could be expanded to create awareness of AH needs, roles of Peer Educators and the availability of services at AFHCS; similarly FP and AH could, as a minimum start collecting disaggregated data to capture services to adolescents (various sub groups).

2. Weekly Iron & Folic Acid Supplementation

The programme will be evaluated at regular intervals with the help of reports and Hb test of the students
Key Highlights

  • Class Teachers with the help of Class monitors should make the students to eat the IFA Tablet in front of them.
  • Nodal Teachers should supervise the distribution of IFA Tablets in their respective schools.
  • At the end of every month each school will send a report to the Education Department and which in turn send the report to hri Vinoba Bhave Civil Hospital, MOBILE HEALTH TEAM.
  • Nodal Teachers will educate to all class teachers and class monitors of their Schools regarding WIFS
  • The programme will be evaluated at regular intervals with the help of reports and Hb test of the students.
  • To Ensure proper storage of IFA and de-worming tablets in schools and AWC.
  • To Ensure display of IEC material in schools and AWC Teachers and Aganwadi workers.
  • To Effectively counsel adolescents for influencing behavior for dietary modifications and regular WIFS consumption.
  • To Identify constraints and take timely actions for resolving compliance problems
  • To Monitor supply and consumption of WIFS.
  • To Refer adolescent detected with moderate/ severe anemia to health facility for management and care

3. Menstrual Hygiene