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WHO calls for stronger focus on adolescent health

A new WHO publication featuring contributions, data and analysis from HBSC was published today.

The Health for the World's Adolescents is a dynamic, multimedia online report. It describes why adolescents need specific attention and presents a global overview of adolescent health, health related behaviours and the determinants that influence the development of long-term health and well-being among youth. It also features adolescents' own perspectives on their health needs.

The report was launched at the World Health Assembly to WHO Member States. It brings together all WHO guidance concerning adolescents across the full spectrum of health issues. It offers a state-of-the-art overview of four core areas for health sector action:

  • providing health services
  • collecting and using the data needed to plan and monitor health sector interventions
  • developing and implementing health-promoting and health-protecting policies and
  • mobilizing and supporting other sectors

The report seeks to focus high-level attention on health in the crucial adolescent years and to provide the evidence for action across the range of adolescent health issues. Thus, it addresses primarily senior and mid-level staff of ministries of health and health sector partners, such as nongovernmental organizations, United Nations organizations and funders.

The online report's website will be the springboard for consultation with a wide range of stakeholders leading to a concerted action plan for adolescents.

Useful links:

see here for further details
contact: Mr Joseph Hancock

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[14-05-2014 to 15-07-2014]

 


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