Mapping a Global Agenda for Adolescent Health


Patton, GC; Viner, RM; le, CL; Ameratunga, S; Fatusi, AO; Ferguson, BJ; Patel, V; (2010) Mapping a Global Agenda for Adolescent Health. The Journal of adolescent health, 47 (5). pp. 427-432. ISSN 1054-139X DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.08.019

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Abstract

Major changes in health are underway in many low- and middle-income countries that are likely to bring greater focus on adolescents. This commentary, based on a 2009 London meeting, considers the need for strategic information for future global initiatives in adolescent health. Current coverage of adolescent health in global data collections is patchy. There is both the need and scope to extend existing collections into the adolescent years as well as achieve greater harmonization of measures between surveys. The development of a core set of global adolescent health indicators would aid this process. Other important tasks include adapting and testing interventions in low-and middle-income countries, growing research capacity in those settings, better communication of research from those countries, and building structures to implement future global initiatives. A global agenda needs more than good data, but sound information about adolescent health and its social and environmental determinants, will be important in both advocacy and practice. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: POPULATION HEALTH, YOUNG-PEOPLE, DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES, SYSTEMATIC, ANALYSIS, INTERVENTIONS, MORTALITY, HIV/AIDS, MEDICINE, BEHAVIOR, HISTORY
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Research Centre: Centre for Global Mental Health
Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 20970076
Web of Science ID: 283263100003
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2284

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