WHO/UNAIDS Global Standards for quality health care services for adolescents is launched
The recently published WHO/UNAIDS Global Standards for quality health care services for adolscents
aims to assist policy-makers and health service planners in improving the quality of health-care service
s so that adolescents find it easier to obtain the health services that they need to promote, protect and improve their health and well-being.
Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health. Yet evidence from both high- and low-income countries shows that services for adolescents are highly fragmented, poorly coordinated and uneven in quality. Pockets of excellent practice exist, but, overall, services need significant improvement and should be brought into conformity with existing guidelines.
Document accessed here
Number of pages: 40, 28, 100, 132
Publication date: 2015
WHO reference number: 978 92 4 154933 2