Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

by Liam Sollis, Aaron Emmel, Jon Klein et al.
Plan International UK, December 2017

16 pp. 1.4 MB

Adolescents have largely been overlooked in global discussions on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) to date but there is evidence that specific interventions are effective, says this new report by the NCD Alliance and partners. Nearly 35% of the global burden of disease has its origins in adolescence and more than 3,000 adolescents die every day, mostly from NCDs, intentional and unintentional injuries and other preventable causes. The report points out that this year’s UN Third High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs presents a critical opportunity for national governments to commit to investment in adolescents.

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