Adolescent Job Aid
A Handy Desk Reference Tool for Primary Level Health Workers
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241599962 ISBN-10    9241599960
Order Number    19300233 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    40.00
English     2010        180   pages
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This Guidebook sets out the public health rationale for making it easier for adolescents to obtain the health services that they need to protect and improve their health and wellbeing, including sexual and reproductive health services. It defines adolescent-friendly health services from the perspective of quality, and provides step-by-step guidance on developing quality standards for health service provision to adolescents. Drawing upon international experience, it is also tailored to national epidemiological, social, cultural and economic realities, and provides guidance on identifying what actions need to be taken to assess whether appropriate standards have been achieved.

The Guidebook is intended to be a companion to the Quality Assessment Guidebook: A guide to assessing health services for adolescent clients, which was published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009. These two guidebooks are part of a set of tools to standardize and scale up the coverage of quality health services to adolescents, as described in another WHO publication: Strengthening the health sector s response to adolescent health and development.

The current publication is intended for national public health programme managers, and individuals in organizations supporting their work. Its focus is on managers working in the government sector, but it will be equally relevant to those working in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and in the commercial sector.