Strengthening intersectoral collaboration for adolescent health
Other TitlesReport of a meeting of regional programme managers, New Delhi, India, 25-27 November 2014
AbstractAdolescents are a great human resource that could become the engine of national growth and prosperity. This potential can only be realized if society can ensure that they remain healthy. WHO has been playing a leadership role to strengthen the health sector response to the health needs of these adolescents. However, prevention of risk behaviours among adolescents requires contributions from several sectors outside the health sector. A meeting of the national programme managers of the South-East Asia Region was held in New Delhi, India, on 25-27 November 2014. The objective of this meeting was to review the status of adolescent health (AH) in SEAR countries and to promote implementation of adolescent-friendly health services (AFHS) by strengthening partnerships and intersectoral coordination. Presentations and discussions were conducted on thematic areas in AH. Innovative approaches and experiences with multisectoral partnerships for AH programmes were shared. Group sessions were conducted to review and formulate regional AH indicators. This meeting report presents the summary of activities undertaken during this meeting and its conclusions and recommendations.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2016). Strengthening intersectoral collaboration for adolescent health. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204359
Gov't Doc #SEA-CAH-22
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