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This paper describes the health profile of adolescents by presenting a situational analysis of the progress of adolescent health indicators in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. UP performs low in the domain of health outcomes. The research takes stock of the current adolescent health programs underway, the demographic and socio-economic profile of adolescents, and barriers to accessing healthcare in UP. The paper also contains recommendations for potential solutions to overcome challenges, especially with regards to accessing healthcare. These findings can be used as a reference by state health departments, and implementers to strengthen access and availability of health interventions for adolescents.
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Prevention, harm reduction, and interventions for adolescent drug abuse.
by R. C. Jiloha 40 min read