Table. Planned Strategies and Existing Programs to Address Case Study Findings
FindingsPreventive StrategiesSelected Health and Welfare Programs18
Social, health, and environmental determinants
  • Contact women through local mahila/women’s meetings to assess the enabling factors that can be strengthened

  • Link with government systems and programs

  • Include case study findings in BUDS strategy for prevention of early/child marriage

  • Conduct a larger scale survey that involves several villages to assess the situation of early/child marriage

  • Provide life skills education for informed decision-making among adolescents

  • Provide health education through the mobile health van to create awareness about physical and mental well-being

  • Motivate parents to invest in girls’ education and health

  • Put every child in school; promote girls’ education because investment in education prevents early marriage

  • Promote early childhood care and development

  • Empower adolescents through education, health, and vocational skill building

  • Use information technology to reach out to vulnerable children and adolescents

  • Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (free health services for mothers)

  • Adolescent-friendly health clinics

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Ministry of Women and Child Development)

  • CHILDLINE helpline (tel 1098)

  • Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (financial savings program for daughters)

  • Nai Roshni (leadership development program for minority women)

  • National Rural Livelihood Mission (poverty alleviation project)

  • Kishori Shakti Yojana (health, nutrition, and education program for adolescent girls)

  • Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (health program for adolescents)

  • Adolescence Education Programme (program to ensure adolescents have accurate knowledge about HIV)

  • Sabla (health, nutrition, and education program for out-of-school adolescent girls)

  • Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Programme (program to combat adolescent anemia)

  • Ayushman Bharat (National Health Protection Scheme that will provide hospitalization coverage to more than 100 million persons)

  • BUDS, Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.