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After three decades of calls for action on adolescent health, The Lancet has partnered with four leading academic institutions (The University of Melbourne, University College London, the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Columbia University) to establish a Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.

The Commission has 30 members from 14 countries spanning all parts of the globe. It has brought together experts, including youth advocates, with a range of disciplines as well as policy and practice perspectives.

The aim of the Commission was to produce a coherent narrative and integrated work plan for responding to the shifting determinants of health and health needs of the world’s adolescent and young adults. We are proud to say that our Commission report is out and available for download here.

Global adolescent health news

New publications

Hello subscribers, just letting you know of some new adolescent health articles that have recently been published, that are well worth the read.  More...

18 Oct 2016


South African Launch

You Are Cordially Invited to the South African Launch of “Our future: A Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing” at 10am SAST on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, 14 View Point Road, Boksburg.  More...

19 Sep 2016


Twitter Chat reminder

Don't forget about our #LancetYouth Commission Twitter Chat on September 15, 8am BST / 5pm AEST.   More...

13 Sep 2016



Interested in 'skills-based youth development'? Want to learn targeting, recruitment, and retention strategies for youth-skills development? Register to join the YouthPower webinar - September 14, 2016, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT).  More...

9 Sep 2016



Thursday 8th September: R U OK? Day. A day to remind people to regularly check in with colleagues, family and friends and ask 'are you ok?'  More...

6 Sep 2016


#LancetYouth Twitter Chat

Have questions you want to ask our adolescent health experts behind the #LancetYouth Commission? Join our Twitter chat on September 15, 8am BST/5pm AEST.   More...

2 Sep 2016

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