Global Standards for quality health care services for adolescents

October 2015 -- New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by WHO and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.

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.

Key WHO publications

  • The World Health Report
    Annual report with an expert assessment of global health including statistics. Focuses on a particular theme every year.
  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.


WHO guidelines

WHO guidelines