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10 facts on adolescent health

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WHO response

Many adolescent health challenges are closely interrelated and successful interventions in one area can lead to positive outcomes in other areas. WHO is helping countries:

  • to collect, analyse and use data on adolescent health to support and inform policy-making;
  • to develop evidence-based policies and programmes that support adolescent health;
  • to increase access to and use of health services for adolescents;
  • to strengthen contributions from the education, media and other sectors to improve adolescent health.

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