Online Course: “Adolescence, a challenge for public health”

  • December 21, 2021
  • Area: Health and nutrition

Save the Children, in coordination with the Regional Directorate of Health (DIRESA) of Huancavelica, launched the online self-training course “Adolescence, a challenge for public health”, which aims to strengthen the competencies and skills of health staff in the region to improve health service provided to adolescents during medical appointments.

After the course, the professionals will have a better knowledge and will address in a more appropriate way the dimensions of psychosocial health, physical health, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health of adolescents. Also, they will have tools and resources that allow them to guarantee comprehensive care with quality and warmth.

The virtual course consists of 5 modules that contain explanatory videos, infographics, summaries and complementary reading materials. In addition, as it is self-training, participants will be able to access the content in the space, medium and time of their choice, which will allow them to complete the training independently and autonomously.


  • Why invest in adolescence?
  • Understanding adolescence.
  • Comprehensive care for adolescents.
  • Interpersonal communication skills and abilities for counseling adolescents and adolescent pregnancy.
  • The network for the protection of children and adolescents.

About the project

The course was designed in the framework of the project “Improving the health of mothers and adolescents in Huancavelica”, implemented with the support of the Latin American Children’s Trust – LACT. The objective of the project is to provide timely care that increases the possibilities of adolescents in the region to have a better quality of life, prioritizing their physical and emotional development; as well as allowing spaces for dialogue where they can access relevant information to encourage them to make the most appropriate decisions regarding their future.

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