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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

Child marriage

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18 - that’s one in three girls in the developing world (excluding China). These girls are robbed of their rights to safety and security, to health, to education, and to make their own choices and decisions for their lives.  More...

20 Jul 2017

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Self-harm 20 years on

A new Australian study reveals the twenty-year outcomes of adolescents who self-harmed, show worrying levels of substance abuse by age 35.  More...

11 Jul 2017


Evidence gap maps and ASRH

You're invited to the YouthPower Learning Webinar: What do we know? Evidence gap maps regarding adolescent sexual and reproductive health and related transferable skills programming in LMICs. July 12, 10 am EST.   More...

4 Jul 2017


Global Adolescent Conference

Missed attending this years Global Adolescent Health Conference in Ottawa? You can relive every moment of the conference via the CanWaCH YouTube Channel. All sessions - keynotes, plenaries and breakouts - are available to watch  More...

15 Jun 2017


The Coalition

The Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health (The Coalition) is a global network of expert individuals and academic centres and institutions that have explicitly expressed commitment to a collectively-developed set of principles and plans of advancing global child health.  More...

13 Jun 2017

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Youth! IAAH needs you

Youth and young professionals are encouraged to participate in the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health. Youth applications for the IAAH Adolescent Health Congress are now open and the deadline for submission is May 31, 2017.  More...

30 May 2017

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