Young Health Programme India (phases 1 & 2)


Location

Five resettlement communities across New Delhi - Madanpur Khadar, Dwarka, Mangolpuri, Holambi Kalan and Badarpur.


Timing

Phase I 2010 – 2013, Phase II 2013 – 2015


The local context

The resettlement communities were identified as areas with high levels of poverty and poor sanitation. Young people in these areas tend to end schooling early, and education tends to favour male children. The YHP works with marginalised and disadvantaged young people aged 10-24





Our objectives

  • Enhance responsive health-seeking behaviour among young people by providing relevant information and build their capacity to make better lifestyle choices.
  • Establish community based actions to counter key infections.
  • Raise awareness and knowledge about access to available healthcare systems.
  • Address the immediate needs of the community in issues related to healthcare, hygiene, and sanitation.

Our programme

  1. The programme focus was on health, sanitation, and life skills for young people including:
  2. Sexual health and safe practices, including menstrual health
  3. Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria
  4. Risk factors for non-communicable diseases including unhealthy diet, alcohol and tobacco use




Our partners

Plan International India is responsible for the overall implementation of the programme, and is supported by the following community-based organisations:

Nav Srishti focusses on education, vocational training, child-centered community development, and child protection, working with the active involvement of women and young people and by collaborating with State and National level civil society organisations.

Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Trust focuses on livelihood promotion, child rights and protection, education, health, and the empowerment of youth and women in slums and resettlement colonies of Delhi.

ALAMB focuses on safe motherhood and community participation in healthcare, HIV prevention through awareness building, women’s self-help groups.

CASP focuses on early childhood care and development, child protection, and sanitation.