Young Health Programme

The Young Health Programme is tackling the significant threat of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India by aiming to reduce the risk of alcohol, tobacco, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity.

The third phase of the programme is expanding to marginalised communities in North West Delhi and focuses on vulnerable young people between 10-24 years. Our strategies include empowerment through peer education, community mobilisation, strengthening health services and local advocacy.

The programme received a Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the National HRD Network in 2016.

Key Achievements

    To meet its aims, the YHP has:

  • 32,680 young people (20,313 girls) and 10,754 (8,588 women) community people reached
  • 1,368 (703 girls) Peer Educators trained
  • 192 stakeholders including health service providers, education department, Delhi police and community leaders were reached through advocacy meetings
  • 16,382 young people (10,088 girls) helped raise awareness on the project through 427 sensitization sessions
  • 2,058 young people (1,435 girls) attended innovative “food exhibitions”
  • 143 healthcare workers (ASHA, AWW and ANMs) in Bawana, Jahangirpuri and Kirari Suleman were trained to enable and build capacity of health service providers