Launch of WHO Report - Health for the world’s adolescents
What must we do to improve and maintain the health of the world’s one billion adolescents?
Health for the world’s adolescents World Health Organization (WHO) report was launched on 14th May and addresses this question across the broad range of health needs of people ages 10–19 years. http://www.who.int/adolescent/second-decade
It is a dynamic, multimedia, online report which has drawn on expertise from an range of stakeholders, including from WONCA through the responses WONCA members provided to the WHO survey
on adolescent's health last year.
This report describes why adolescents need specific attention, distinct from children and adults. It presents a global overview of adolescents’ health and health-related behaviours, including the latest data and trends, and discusses the determinants that influence their health and behaviours. It features adolescents’ own perspectives on their health needs.
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