Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (2017)

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In 2014, the WHO report Health for the World’s Adolescents showed that considerable gains from investments in maternal and child health programmes are at risk of being lost without corresponding investments in adolescent health. The latest data show that more than 3,000 adolescent die every day from largely preventable causes, and that many key risk factors for future adult disease start or are consolidated in adolescence. Adolescent mental health and well-being are often overlooked.

This guide assists governments in what to do – as well as how to do it – as they respond to the health needs of adolescents in their countries.

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