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Using Group-Based Graduation Model in Solving Adolescent reproductive health

Understanding and Tackling the Gendered Drivers of Poor Adolescent Health

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About 1.2 billion adolescents age 10–19 are now alive in the world, nearly 90 percent of them in LMICs (Blakemore & Mills, 2014). Despite the large numbers, adolescence has only recently begun to be taken into account in global health research and programming. Indeed, adolescence has traditionally been viewed as a rather healthy period of the life cycle, requiring less attention than other age periods (Patton et al., 2016). New evidence, however, proves that it is not necessarily free of significant health concerns (Patton et al., 2016).

Using group dynamics there is need to  adopt a broader concept of adolescent health that includes not only sexual and reproductive health, but also infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies, injury and violence, non-communicable diseases and their risk factors, as well as mental health and substance misuse (Patton et al., 2016). Addressing this full range of issues requires improved health and social services that better respond to adolescents’ health needs, even as they vary by age, cognitive capacity, sexual orientation and gender identity and the diverse contexts in which adolescents grow and develop. Service delivery models must be informed by data on the gender-related barriers that hinder adolescents’ use of health services.  As adolescent health is often determined by factors beyond the realm of the health sector, strategies should be built on multisectoral action. That is why there is need to use this strategy.

Since the vision is to appeal to appeal to need of the the young ones and latter developing them through there peers the mission is hence forth sustainable and more so able to reach the unreachable from those who have developed from the alumni.

For this method to succeed there is need for a shared value along the chain of the various stakeholders.



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