A new resource to support countries in promoting core competencies in adolescent health and development in primary care
The WHO document “Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers” aims to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education.
It also provides guidance on how to assess and improve the structure, content and quality of the adolescent health component of pre-service curricula.
3 November 2014 - The report, Partnership in Progress, shows the initiative is making steady progress toward its goal of enabling an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries with access to voluntary family planning information, services and supplies by 2020.
"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.
Adolescent health topics
Statistics and epidemiology
- Building an adolescent-competent workforce
- Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers
- Adolescent HIV testing, counselling and care
- Preventing early pregnancy and poor reproductive outcomes among adolescents in developing countries
- Preventing HIV/AIDS in young people
- Adolescent job aid
- More documents on adolescent health
News on adolescent health
Investing in every woman, child and adolescent to survive and thrive by 2030
Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly
Family planning initiative reaching millions of women & girls cites new report
International Day of the Girl Child