USAID unveils India-centric project to engage youth in reproductive health, wellbeing

12 November 2021 | News

The four-year project is named as MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership: India-Yash 

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) under its MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership mechanism, announced a new initiative for India, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership: India-Yash, to engage adolescents and youth in decisions about their reproductive health and wellbeing.

Through this four-year project, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership: India-Yash will focus on family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) for young people and contribute to the achievement of India’s national FP goals. The project will support the FP/RH needs of India’s marginalized youth in urban and rural areas of Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

Speaking at the event, Dr SK Sikdar, Advisor, FP & MINH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of India said, "We are confident that the Yash programme will play a crucial role in the achievement of socioeconomic and environmental development goals for sustainable development."

Sangita Patel, Director Health Office, USAID/India said, “MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership India-Yash is designed to build upon existing evidence and best practices, as well as to catalyse new ideas and partnerships, using a targeted, contextualised approach."



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