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Adolescent Health and Development Program

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 AHDP envisions a country with well informed, empowered, responsible and healthy adolescents who are leaders in the society


Its mission is to ensure that all adolescents have access to comprehensive health care and services in an adolescent-friendly environment.


Improve the health status of adolescents and enable them to fully enjoy their rights to health.

Strategies, action Points and Timeline

  • Health promotion and behavior change for adolescents
  • Adolescent participation in governance and policy decisions
  • Developing/transforming health care centers to become adolescent-friendly facilities
  • Expanding health insurance to young people
  • Enhancing skills of service providers, families and adolescents
  • Strengthening partnerships among adolescent groups, government agencies, private sectors, Civil Society organizations, families and communities
  • Resource mobilization
  • Regular assessment and evaluation
Type of Service


  • Adolescent Health Education and Practical Training (ADEPT)
  • Foundational Course (including Healthy Young Ones)
  • Healthy Young Ones (HYO) Training
  • Adolescent Job Aid (AJA) Training
Partners Organization



Local/Youth/CSOs, NGOs

  • Likhaan, Y-PEER, National Youth Parliament, ACHIEVE, ACT Philippines, DSWP

International Partners

  • WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, USAID, Reachhealth, UNICEF, World Vision, Save the Children