Deepak Saxena

Indian Institute of Public Health– Gandhinagar, India

Publications

  • Short communication   
    Reveling Adolescent Health Day: Field experience from Rural Gujarat, India
    Author(s): Deepak Saxena*, Sandul Yasobant, Tapasvi Puwar, Manish J Fancy, Poonam Trivedi and Shital Savaliya

    About one-fifth of India’s population is in the adolescent (10-19 years) age group. Morbidity and mortality occurring in this age group is mostly due to preventable causes. To reduce this burden; the RashtriyaKishorSwasthyaKaryakram (RKSK) was launched on 2014 in India addressing adolescent health needs. Adolescent Health Day (AHD) under RKSK is one of the strategies to achieve the objectives of the adolescent health program to improve preventive services and increase the awareness. This study aims to document the experiences of AHD celebration in one of the block of Gujarat state as per the guidelines of RKSK. . Convergence approach as per RKSK guidelines has been adapted to reveal AHD in three steps- i) Pre-AHD activities to assess the preparedness, ii) On-AHD to evaluate and document the process- different stations of AHD. iii) Post-AHD activities.. Read More»

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