Transforming Futures, One Young Person at a Time Today, around the world, there are about 1.8 billion adolescents and young people between the ages of 10 and 24. Investments in their health and education can transform their lives and produce positive economic and social results. Jhpiego supports evidence-based adolescent health programs that help young people
Dr. Vikas Kaushal knew he wasn’t cut out for a desk job. He also knew he’d found his place when he started working for Jhpiego in community medicine—a specialty that allows him to have a positive impact on large numbers of people.
Happy as he was to join Jhpiego and settle down to work in the Motihari district (with additional responsibilities in Saran district) in Bihar state in north-eastern India, he was caught off guard by the vast difference between what he had learned in classrooms and books and the reality of practicing community medicine in districts with some of the poorest health indicators in India.