10 facts on adolescent health
A huge proportion of the world's population - more than 1.75 billion - is young, aged between 10 and 24 years.
Adolescents (aged 10 to 19 years) have specific health and development needs, and many face challenges that hinder their well being, including poverty, a lack of access to health information and services, and unsafe environments. Interventions that address their needs can save lives and foster a new generation of productive adults who can help their communities progress.
This fact file explores topics of concern to adolescents and strategies to improve their health across the globe.