Investing in Adolescent Health: Strategies for Addressing Adolescent Health in Nigeria


  • Ayo-Dada Oluwaseun Dorcas


Adolescent health is a crucial but often overlooked aspect of public health in Nigeria. Poor adolescent health can lead to long-term consequences for both individuals and society. This study examines the factors affecting adolescent health in Nigeria, including cultural and social factors, economic factors, and environmental factors. It also explores various strategies for addressing adolescent health, including government policies and programs, community-based programs, school-based programs, and private sector initiatives. The study highlights the importance of investing in adolescent health, as it not only has significant health benefits but also social and economic benefits. Improving adolescent health outcomes can lead to a healthier and more productive adult population, reducing the burden of disease and improving the country's economic growth. The study also emphasizes the need for a multi-sectoral approach to addressing adolescent health in Nigeria, involving stakeholders from the government, healthcare providers, educators, and the community. This study underscores the urgent need for Nigeria to prioritize adolescent health and implement evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes. With effective interventions and investments in adolescent health, Nigeria can build a healthier, more prosperous future for its youth and the country as a whole.