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Adolescent Reproductive & Sexual Health (ARSH)
Objective is to contribute to RCH II goals of reduction of Infant Mortality
Rate (IMR), Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) by:
The approach proposed in the strategy is based on a continuum of care for adolescent health and development needs, including the provision of information, commodities and services at the community level, with mapped out referral linkages through the three-tier public health system. Most importantly, it proposes a convergent model of service delivery that will engage adolescents and field service providers
Highlights of ARSH Activities in Nagaland
In line with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Indiaís guideline on ARSH, Nagaland has implemented Adolescent Health programme to provide Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to the adolescent population through the Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHCs) based at the 11 District Hospital, 20 Community Health Centres, 1 Primary Health Centre and 2 on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode at Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR) and Family Planning Association of India, Nagaland Branch (FPAI) Kohima. These clinics are operated by medical personnel trained on ARSH issues.
During Financial year 2014-15 (till December 14) the achievement status in
the State is as mentioned below:-
2.Weekly Iron and Folic Supplementation
a. Adolescent Club:
Adolescent Club Longleng performing Street kiphire adolescent club performing in lonthonger village,Kiphire play in Pongo village
Adolescent Clubs are formed in all 11 districts with an aim to capture adolescent group for promotion of Adolescentís Health. The clubs are formed so as to educate them on the Adolescents Reproductive and Sexual Health and in turn they will educate their peers. With club members between 15 to 20 in numbers especially School drop-out, the club members performed street plays on issues pertaining to Adolescents like teenage pregnancy, adolescentsí facilities given through ARSH clinics, ill effects of drugs, early marriage etc.
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