Adolescent Health Needs More Action, Funding, Focus On Education, Lancet Commission Report Says
BBC News: The wellbeing of the world’s young adults and teens
“Self-harm, road accidents, suicide, drugs, and HIV/AIDS — some of the main causes of death amongst teenagers and young adults around the world in 2013. These are the tragic findings of a report published in the medical journal The Lancet. Its focus is young people aged 10-24. Newsday’s Nomia Iqbal spoke to the report’s lead author and chair of the Lancet Commission of Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, Professor George Patton from the University of Melbourne…” (9/11).
Xinhua: Health of world’s youth damaged by inaction, underfunding: Aust’n experts
“…The comprehensive report sourced the perspectives of public health workers, economists, politicians, and behavioral, neurological, and social scientists. From their views, the authors made a raft of recommendations aimed at promoting general health for global youth. But rather than simply funding the health sector, the experts agreed that — above all else — free secondary education was the best way of ensuring less young people fell into these traps…” (5/10).
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