Global WACh

December 12, 2014

Global WACh’s Launch of Special Supplement of the Journal of Adolescent Health

IMG954556_resizedThere are 1.8 billion adolescents in the world today. That’s a tremendous number of youth that are at a crucial point of transition in their lives.  1.4 million adolescents die each year from causes such as early pregnancy, sexual violence, unsafe abortions, and HIV and other STIs. Yet adolescence is often overlooked in policy making,  particularly in low income, high risk settings, and the global health of adolescents is not improving at the rate it should.

Last night Global WACh was proud to sponsor the launch of a Special Supplement of the Journal of Adolescent Health. This marks the 20th anniversary of the the landmark Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

We had some truly amazing speakers on hand to have a conversation on ways of improving the health and well-being of adolescents globally. The speakers and a tremendous student panel shared their experiences and discussed how investing in adolescent friendly health services, comprehensive sex education, supportive environments, violence prevention, and youth participation can help adolescents transition into happy and healthy adults.

If you missed our livestream of the event, you can go to the following link and watch the recorded version. Thanks to all our speakers, students, and attendees that helped make this launch a great success!

Watch the presentation here.