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AdolescentandYouthHealth

Globally, as in the Myanmar context, adolescence (1019 years) and youth (1524 years) are
overlappingagegroups.Whencombined,theyformthegroupyoungpeople,coveringtheage
range1024years.Investinginthehealthanddevelopmentofyoungpeopleisanintegralpart
of nations socioeconomic development. Health sector has crucial role in provision of health
services by developing multisectoral approach and will address the determinants that effect
health and behavior of the adolescents. Ministry of Health contributes the continuum of care
throughprogressiveintegrationofactivitiesforAdolescentandYouthHealthandDevelopment
Program. This program will foster and strengthen linkages with other strategic plans on
reproductivehealth,foodandnutrition,mentalhealth,accidentscontrol,tobaccocontrol,Drug
andsubstanceabusecontrol,locallyendemicdiseases(TBandmalaria)andHIV/STIs.
Thecontinuumofcareapproachwillbesupported acrossprogramsandcreatingasupportive
and enabling environment like family and community, outreach services and adolescent and
youth friendly health services to promote healthy lifestyle create opportunities to engage in
healthybehaviorsandreduceexposuretounhealthyconditionsandbehaviors.Departmentof
HealthalreadydevelopedanddisseminateNationalstandardsandguidelinesofAdolescentand
Youth Health on 2013 and quality youth friendly health services should be given at all health
facilities in line with standards and guideline. Improving access of youth to information and
skills,improvingthephysicalandsocialenvironmentofyouthanduseofservicesaresetasmain
strategies.

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StakeholderMeetingforDevelopmentofNationalStrategicPlanfor
AdolescentHealth(20142018)atNaypyitaw