Adolescent Health

 

 
 

Adolescent Health Research

The current generation of adolescents (ages 10-24 years) is the largest in history. Adolescence is a crucial time and can set the foundation for health, education and skills that will determine social and economic development over the life course. While focused global action on maternal and child health based on the Millennium Development Goals has resulted in impressive reduction in child mortality, the same cannot be said for adolescent well-being. As a result, the new Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescent's Health 2016- 2030 has recognized the pivotal role of adolescent health in the post-2015 development agenda.

 
 
 
 Photo courtesy of QUEST

Photo courtesy of QUEST