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Health for the world's adolescents: a second chance in the second decade, 14/05/14 [E/NI/S/W]

This report from the World Health Organisation addresses the question of what must be done to improve and maintain the health of the world’s one billion adolescents.

It 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. The report brings together all WHO guidance concerning adolescents across the full spectrum of health issues and 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 advocate, plan and monitor health sector interventions; developing and implementing health-promoting and health-protecting policies; mobilising and supporting other sectors. The report concludes with key actions for strengthening national health sector responses to adolescent health.

For full details see the WHO website.

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Health for the world's adolescents: a second chance in the second decade