HIV/AIDS & Adolescents – Policy & Other Perspectives

A major chunk of the world’s population, roughly 1.2 billion, is aged between 10 to 19 years i.e. every sixth person on the planet is an adolescent. Adolescents represent a growing share of people living with HIV worldwide. While HIV prevalence has reduced significantly among the western countries, the developing world continues to suffer from

Working together for better adolescent mental health in India

1. What is the significance of adolescent mental health? Why do we as a nation, have to look after our youth? And are we doing enough?   With 358 million people, adolescents aged 10-24 constitute about one-third of India’s population. They are an important part of our population and we must work with them, and


World Breast Feeding Week Interview: Dr. Saswati Das.

Breastfeeding practices among adolescent girls: The challenges and way forward For World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated globally between August 1st and 7th every year, we bring you an interview with Dr. Saswati Das – Director of Program and Clinical Services at JHPIEGO, a nonprofit health organization associated with The Johns Hopkins University dedicated to improving the

Substance abuse: Impact on Adolescents in India

Every year, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is celebrated on June 26 with the aim to sensitise individuals and communities around the challenge of drug abuse and addiction as well as its impact. With this global observance, individuals, communities and numerous organizations aim to not only raise awareness to fight against