Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Adolescent health

Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents

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6 October 2015 -- New Global standards for quality health-care services for adolescents have been published by WHO and UNAIDS. Existing health services often fail the world’s adolescents (10-19-year-olds). Many adolescents who suffer from mental health disorders, substance use, poor nutrition, intentional injuries and chronic illness do not have access to critical prevention and care services.

Supporting countries for core competencies in primary care

The WHO document Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers aims to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education.

It also provides guidance on how to assess and improve the structure, content and quality of the adolescent health component of pre-service curricula.

Family planning initiative reaching millions of women and girls

A midwife is walking in a corridor and a stork with a baby painted on the wall, Russia

3 November 2014 - The report, Partnership in Progress, shows the initiative is making steady progress toward its goal of enabling an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries with access to voluntary family planning information, services and supplies by 2020.

Health for the world's adolescents

"Health for the world’s adolescents" is a dynamic, multimedia, online report. 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 reflects the achievements in developing the evidence base for action and touches on new interventions, new research and new delivery mechanisms. It also features adolescents’ own perspectives on their health needs.