Investing In Adolescent Health Will Improve Social, Economic Development, WHO Official Says
WHO: The time is right to invest in adolescents
In this commentary, Anthony Costello, WHO director of the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, writes, “…WHO sees adolescent health as a key priority. … We need to work out how to reach out to adolescents and involve them actively in programs that improve their health. We need to engage young men and women together to rationalize concepts of masculinity and human rights. … When we invest in adolescents, then, we improve their own health and well-being. We also invest in social and economic development…” (5/10).