A Guide to Implement a Standards-Driven Approach to Improve the Quality of Health-Care Services for Adolescents
Volume 1: Standards and criteria pdf, 918 kB
Volume 2: Implementation guide pdf, 867 kB
Volume 3: Tools to conduct quality and coverage measurement surveys to collect data
about compliance with the global standards pdf, 887 kB
Volume 4: Scoring sheets for data analysis pdf, 927 kB
Policy brief pdf, 770 kB
Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health. Yet evidence from both high- and low-income countries shows that services for adolescents are highly fragmented, poorly coordinated and uneven in quality. Pockets of excellent practice exist, but, overall, services need significant improvement and should be brought into conformity with existing guidelines.