The first WHO report on its work on adolescent health

19 January, 2022

Dear HIFA and CHIFA colleagues. The message below is forwarded from WHO.


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the first ever WHO report on its work on adolescent health: Working for a brighter, healthier future. How WHO improves health and promotes well-being for the world’s adolescents

WHO has progressively strengthened its work in adolescent health, growing its portfolio of research, norms and standards, country support and advocacy, and expanding the scope of work across more than 15 departments, spanning all levels of the organization to address the multifaceted needs of the global adolescent population.

Produced by the HQ Interdepartmental Technical Working Group on Adolescent Health and Well-being, this is the first in a future series of biennial reports that describes WHO’s efforts to elevate adolescent health through collaboration and by coordinating new initiatives, expanding the scope of work and establishing ambitious objectives with its development partners and adolescents.

You may find useful the Resource bank in Annex 2 that contains WHO resources on adolescent health including guidelines, training packages and other resources.

Please disseminate widely within your networks.

With best wishes in 2022,

On behalf of Valentina/

Valentina Baltag, MD, MSc, PhD

Unit Head, Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health & Ageing

World Health Organization

20 Avenue Appia

1211 Geneva 27


Tel.: +41 22 791 3616

Fax: +41 22 791 4853


Skype: valentina.baltag



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