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A new multi-format resource on HIV for reaching adolescents

A new interactive tool is designed as a companion to "HIV and adolescents: guidance for testing and counselling and care for adolescents living with HIV". It illustrates, animates and amplifies the recommendations and key messages of the guidelines with practical guidance and engaging, multi-format resources for reaching adolescents and providing more appropriate, appealing and effective HIV testing and counselling, treatment and care services specifically for them.

Health for the world's adolescents

"Health for the world’s adolescents" is a dynamic, multimedia, online report. It describes why adolescents need specific attention, distinct from children and adults. It presents a global overview of adolescents’ health and health-related behaviours, including the latest data and trends, and discusses the determinants that influence their health and behaviours.

It reflects the achievements in developing the evidence base for action and touches on new interventions, new research and new delivery mechanisms. It also features adolescents’ own perspectives on their health needs.

MCA highlights 2012-13: progress report

1 April 2013 -- This report presents highlights of the work accomplished by the WHO Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health in 2012 and 2013. The scope and mandate of the work of the Department are broad. Through research, MCA generates new evidence to shape norms, standards and guidelines that serve to guide countries in adopting the most effective, evidence-based policies and strategies. It supports building capacity for moving towards universal access to high-quality, integrated health services, and supports the measurement of progress. Much of this work has been carried in collaboration between WHO headquarters, regional and country offices, with other departments of WHO and with partners.

IMCI set of distance learning modules

These distance learning modules are the result of efforts to develop alternative approaches to skills building in IMCI. Distance learning IMCI is a self-learning programme that is mainly driven by the learner. It is based on an inquiry model that emphasizes group learning, mentoring, use of mobile phone alerts and on-the job learning. Distance learning IMCI will reduce the cost of running IMCI courses significantly and address health workers that normally will not be able to leave their station. Distance learning IMCI facilitates learning while continuing to provide clinical service to communities.