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Post a reply: Is there any example of adolescent inclusive nutrition programming in general and in Covid19 situation in particular?

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As we know, adolescents are vulnerable segment of popultaion and prone to nutritional issues due to multiple factors like inadequate diet both in quantity and quality, poor knowledge around important of good nutrition, impact of childhood stunting, intra HH food alloctaion and poor health care seeking/poor access to health and nutrition services. These issues lead to anemia and other MN deficiencies, thinness and obesity etc. In emergencies, the issue mutliplies which further affects both boys and girls but girls in particular.

Moroever, early marriages and adolescent pregnancy further worsens the problem/nutrition status. and then the children born to girls under 18 are at higher risk of morbidity and mortality like stunting etc.

Generally, routine HMIS/NMIS data doesnt speak about their issues as there is issues around age segregated data.

My questions is how can we make our programs adolescent sensitive and responsive towards their needs in both development and emergency situations to break or hinder this intergenerational cycle of cycle of malnutrition.

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