Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Strengthening the health sector response to adolescent health and development


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 12
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, French, Russian



The document makes the case for concerted action on adolescent health, it explains CAH's "4S framework" to strengthen the response of the health sector to adolescents, CAH's systematic approach to scaling up health service provision to adolescents, and the rationale and objectives of CAH's work in focus countries.

It is intended for staff from other departments in WHO working on health issues of relevance to adolescents (e.g. reproductive health or mental health), staff in WHO's Regional and Country Offices, staff in other organizations supporting efforts or working themselves to improve the health of adolescents, and policy makers and programme managers in ministries of health.