Global Standards for quality health care services for adolescents

A Guide to Implement a Standards-Driven Approach to Improve the Quality of Health-Care Services for Adolescents

by Subidita Chatterjee and Valentina Baltagglobal-standards-adolesecent-care-cover_resize
World Health Organization  and UNAIDS, 2015

http://who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/global-standards-adolescent-care/en/

Downloads
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.

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