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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

Global investment in Adolescents

A new study, "Building the foundations for sustainable development: a case for global investment in the capabilities of adolescents", published yesterday in The Lancet, shows that investments in adolescent health and wellbeing are some of the best that can be made towards achieving the SDGs.   More...

20 Apr 2017

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Seven briefs for seven adolescent research challenges

The Lancet Commission and the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, are very pleased to announce a new series of seven briefs on how to conduct research with adolescents in low- and middle- income countries.  More...

11 Apr 2017


World Health Day

April 7 is #WorldHealthDay, this years theme is Depression.   More...

7 Apr 2017


Call for evidence

The Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent welcomes contributions for its 2017 report on the theme of Accountability to Adolescents’ Health and Human Rights by 31 March.   More...

30 Mar 2017

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IAAH Congress on Adolescent Health

Abstract deadline for the IAAH 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health "Investing in Adolescent Health - the Future is Now" is April 12. Register now and submit your abstracts to attend the Congress in New Delhi, India from 27-29 October 2017.  More...

30 Mar 2017

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In case you missed it

In case you missed it.... Launch of General Comment 20 on the Implementation of the Rights of the Child during Adolescence.  More...

14 Mar 2017

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