The current Adolescent Health service policy and strategy (2016-2020) has 8 strategic Objectives which reflects some of Ghana’s new health commitments
Like the newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The 8 strategic objectives are:
A booklet that treats different topics and issues concerning the health and development of adolescents. It is recommended for adolescents and young people, parents, guardians as well as teachers.
The Youth Action Kit is a facilitator’s guide/tool that can be used as an educational material for the youth on 5 life skills building activities meant to empower young people with information and practices on contraceptives use, and accessing youth friendly family planning services.
It uses role play, group participation and scenarios from the Trigger Sketches Manual, as part of encouraging the youth to take charge of their physical, psychological and sexual wellbeing, when they become sexually active. In using this Youth Action Kit, youth participants will learn about Decision making, Knowing Yourself, Sex Choices and Consequence, and Best Response Games.
This Youth Action Kit is an instructional step-by-step guide for the facilitators of youth groups, gatherings or any small group discussions and the Participants carry out each activity in a way that would maximize time, and also help achieve the goals of the subject area in the activity.
The National Standard for Adolescent-Friendly Health Services recognises that capacity-building is essential for quality delivery of adolescent health care services. In line with this, the Ghana Health Service adapted the Job Aid developed by The World Health Organisation (WHO) and is attuned to our local conditions and environment. This manual was designed to provide primary health care service providers with step-by-step guidance to manage common adolescent health and development conditions in a way that is more eﬀective, sensitive and appropriate to adolescents’ needs
This manual is used as a reference material for the preparation of presentations among others for the training of health managers and frontline service providers as well as other relevant stakeholders in Adolescent Health and Development.
This manual is developed to guide young trainers or facilitators (15-24 years) for training their peers, as health ambassadors of the Adolescent Health Clubs in their schools and communities. It is one of the resources developed by the Adolescent Health Programme of the Ghana Health Service to empower young people as advocates of Sexual and Reproductive Health.