Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Adolescent health

Family planning initiative reaching millions of women and girls

A midwife is walking in a corridor and a stork with a baby painted on the wall, Russia

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

"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.

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.