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Global Community Must Take Action To Promote Adolescent Health

Huffington Post: Why Adolescent Health And Why Now?
Zulfiqar Bhutta, Robert Harding chair in global child health and policy and co-director at the Centre for Global Child Health, and Stanley Zlotkin, chief of the Centre for Global Child Health

“…It is clear that this age group has been shockingly ignored in global health to date. There are almost 1.2 billion adolescents in the world, and almost 90 percent live in low- and middle-income countries. … We, as long-standing proponents of global child health and nutrition, applaud recent efforts by the U.N. agencies, notably UNICEF, UNFPA and World Health Organization (WHO), to refocus attention on adolescents as a critical global gap and an ‘age of opportunity.’ However, we feel that much more needs to be done by health care professionals and practitioners globally to address the gap between broad policies and local action…” (2/18).

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