Child and adolescent health and development


Strategic Guidance on Accelerating Actions for

Adolescent Health in South-East Asia Region: 2018–2022

Publication details

Number of pages: 103
Publication date: 2018
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-92-9022-647-5



Health and well-being of 362 million adolescent (10–19 years) boys and girls in the South-East Asia Region will be the key to the national development of Member States as they progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Although adolescents are generally considered healthy, there is significant mortality and morbidity in this age group. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia has been working with Member States to develop national adolescent health programmes in our Member States. Countries are presently scaling-up adolescent-friendly health services and have adopted a variety of strategies to address public health priorities among adolescents. Regional Strategic Guidance on accelerating actions for Adolescent Health (2018–2022) provides a way forward to countries to build upon the existing national adolescent health plans using intersectoral approach and for providing comprehensive and multi-dimensional services.