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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

Scoping meeting

On Monday 27th February and Tuesday 28th February, representatives, academics and youth advocates from a variety of organisations and universities are coming together for an initial scoping meeting to plan the next 5 + years of a 'Lancet Standing Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing'.  More...

27 Feb 2017

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Missed our “Health for All Adolescents: What is shaping adolescent health today” Webinar - watch it here!  More...

13 Feb 2017


New resources

New resources from IAP, YouthPower, UNFPA, UNICEF.  More...

7 Feb 2017

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Feb 1 webinar

Don’t miss this event! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. ET, and register for the webinar!  More...

30 Jan 2017

health for all adols - webinar

Looking back

Former US First lady Michelle Obama, advocating post-secondary education in the US as part of her final speech as first lady.   More...

25 Jan 2017


Save the Date - webinar

“Health for All Adolescents: What is shaping adolescent health today” Webinar - 1st February 2017  More...

17 Jan 2017

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