Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Concerted WHO efforts to address adolescent health and development


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English



This leaflet is intended for individuals working at the international and national levels to support public health action in both developed and developing countries. It stresses the public health importance of adolescent health and development. It also outlines the special contribution of WHO's Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) to the global agenda, and outlines the specific actions being taken to help accelerate action on adolescent health and development in countries.