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 In April 2000, DOH issued the Administrative Order 34- A s 2000, the Adolescent and Youth
Health (AYH) Policy, creating the Adolescent Youth Health Sub-program under the Children’s
Health Cluster of Family Health Office.
 In 2006, the department created the Technical Committee for Adolescent and Youth Health
Program, composed of both government and non-government organizations dedicated to
uplifting the welfare of adolescents and tasked to revitalize the program. Due to an
increasing health risky behaviour among our Filipino adolescents.
 In March 21, 2013, DOH with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Philippines, revised the policy and served the Administrative Order 0013 - 2013 National
Health Policy and Strategic Framework on Adolescent Health and Development (AHDP).
 In 2015, DOH AHDP Program revived the National External Technical Working Group (TWG)
on AHDP.
 In 2016, DOH recognized the need for harmonization of programs within the department
that caters 10 – 19 years old.


The AHDP envisions a country with well informed, empowered, responsible and healthy adolescents who are
leaders in the society


Its mission is to ensure that all adolescents have access to comprehensive health care and services in an
adolescent-friendly environment.


Improve the health status of adolescents and enable them to fully enjoy their rights to health.

Program Components

1. Nutrition
2. National Safe Motherhood
3. Family Planning
4. Oral Health
5. National Immunization Program
6. Dangerous Drugs Abuse Prevention and Treatment
7. Harmful Use of Alcohol
8. Tobacco Control
9. Mental Health
10. Violence & Injury Prevention
11. Women and Children Protection

Partner Institutions

Local & International Development Partners:

 Department of Education
 National Youth Commission
 Commission on Higher Education
 Commission on Population
 Council for the Welfare of Children
 Department of Social Welfare and Development
 Department of Interior and Local Government
 Linangan ng Kababaihan (Likhaan)
 The Family Planning Organization of the Philippines
 Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
 WomanHealth Philippines
 Save the Children
 ACT! 2015 Alliance
 Youth Peer Education Network
 Society of Adolescent Medicine in the Philippines Inc.
 Micronutrient Initiatives
 Child Protection Network
 National Nutrition Council
 Philippine National AIDS Council
 Philippine Society of Adolescent Medicine Specialist
 United Nations for Children’s Fund
 United Nations Population Fund
 United Nations Programme for HIV and AIDS
 United States Agency for International Development
 World Health Organization

Policies and Laws

 Republic Act 10354 (The Responsible and Reproductive Health Act of 2012)
 Administrative Order No. 2013-0013 (National Policy and Strategic Framework on Adolescent
Health and Development)
 Administrative Order No. 2017-0012 (Guidelines on the Adoption of Baseline Primary Health
Care Guarantees for All Filipinos)
 Proclamation 99 s.1992 (Linggo ng Kabataan)

Strategies, action Points and Timeline

 Health promotion and behavior change for adolescents

 Adolescent participation in governance and policy decisions
 Developing/transforming health care centers to become adolescent-friendly facilities
 Expanding health insurance to young people
 Enhancing skills of service providers, families and adolescents
 Strengthening partnerships among adolescent groups, government agencies, private sectors,
Civil Society organizations, families and communities
 Resource mobilization
 Regular assessment and evaluation

Program Accomplishments/ Status

Health Education and Promotion

o Advocacy and awareness raising activities such as Adolescent Health TV segment and
Healthy Young Ones

Provision of Health Services

o Establishment of Adolescent-Friendly Health Facilities Nationwide includes:

a. Core package of adolescent health services (AO 2017-0012) available at the different levels
of the health care system and in settings outside the health care system.
b. Institutionalize linkage between school, community, civil society organizations and health
facilities in a service delivery network (SDN).
c. Trained health and non-health personnel nationwide with the following:
o Competency Training on Adolescent Health
o Adolescent Job Aid (AJA) Training
o Adolescent Health Education and Practical Training (ADEPT)
o Healthy Young Ones (HYO) Training
o Adolescent Health and Development Program Manual of Operations (MOP) Training

Calendar of Activities

The celebration of Linggo ng Kabataan every second week of December


To follow