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Given that the health of adolescents is crucial to India achieving the SDG targets, the Government of India has spotlighted adolescent health in various programs and policies. However, substantial health challenges continue to affect Indian youth. This paper describes the health profile of adolescents in India and, in particular in Uttar Pradesh, one of the country’s least performing states in the domain of health outcomes. It highlights that despite progress in India’s health indicators, there is ample of scope for improvement in certain areas, especially accessibility. Policies and programs must adopt a converged framework to address adolescent health challenges in totality, and not in silos, for India to successfully achieve its SDGs by 2030. This is a useful document for policy makers. Click here to read the paper.