The Adolescent Health and Development Program (AHDP) targets adolescents aged 10-19 years. It is mainly guided by the Convention on the Rights of Children which states that the program must be in the best interests of the child. Based on the Department of Health (DOH) Administrative Order (AO) 2013-0013 or the National Policy and Strategic Framework on Adolescent Health and Development Administrative Order, the program primarily aims to provide adolescents access to quality healthcare services This means increased accessibility of adolescent-friendly facilities, programs, and health providers for the Filipino youth.
The prevalence of aedes-borne viral diseases such as dengue is still a significant problem that the country faces as it affects many Filipinos that can lead to severe complications and even death. Aside from the dengue, other aedes-borne viral diseases, such as zika and chikungunya, are also controlled to eradicate their transmissions. Hence this program, aims to expand and integrate the existing program to include the prevention and control interventions for various aedes-borne viral diseases such as dengue, zika, and chikungunya, and other diseases with similar vectors.
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