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Policy resources: Healthy lives

A youth advocate and campaigner in Malawi

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

Although 35% of the global burden of disease has its origins in adolescence young people have largely been overlooked in global discussion on the prevention of noncommunicable disease.

In this report we outline why the need to urgently tackle the drivers of ill-health that are established in childhood and adolescence including tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyle.


Improving health and water

Discover how we're improving girls' lives with health and water