Global adolescent health has until now had a primary focus on sexual and reproductive health including HIV and maternal health. Increasingly there is a recognition that other health problems including injury, violence, poor nutrition, mental health, substance abuse and risks for non-communicable diseases are also major areas of health need. This project will provide the most comprehensive profile of health needs and responses to country level.
Leads: Professor Susan Sawyer, Dr Ritsuko Kakuma, Professor Ali Mokdad, Professor George Patton
Sub-leads: Professor David Ross, Professor Zulfi Bhutta
Team: Dr Elissa Kennedy, Dr Nicola Reavley, Dr Pete Azzopardi, Kristina Bennett, Molly O’Sullivan, Donna Lorenze, Dr Alana Deery, Tim Gartland, Dr Myfanwy McDonald, Nicole Wong, Stephen Hearps, Liz Comrie-Thomson, Dr Jo Robinson, Eric Howard, Annie Haakenstad, Kara Estep
Project 4: Defining the major actions for adolescent health
The partnership with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) will allow us to use GBD 2013 data to profile adolescent and young adult health needs to global sub-region and country levels. We will be reviewing the global literature on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of actions for health across the breadth of major adolescent health problems. We will then match priority actions to the profiles of need, to define the essential actions for health needed at the sub-regional and country level.