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Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

3000 adolescents die every day

More than 3000 adolescents die every day from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners. Global accelerated action for the health of adolescents (AA-HA!): Guidance to support country implementation – assists governments in what to do – as well as how to do it – as they respond to the health needs of adolescents in their countries. Case studies show that what is being recommended actually can be done. The full document with case studies, a summary document, a comic book, brochure and infographics are available below.

Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA)
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03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

06. clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Key data

Key data