16 May 2017

Launch of Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!): Guidance to Support Country Implementation

Launch of Global AA-HA! at the Global Adolescent Health Conference, Ottawa, Canada on 16-17 May 2017

WHO will launch its Guidance to Support Country Implementation at the Global Adolescent Health Conference, Ottawa, Canada on 16-17 May 2017. The event is hosted by the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), along with Global Affairs Canada, Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The 68th World Health Assembly requested the WHO Secretariat to develop a Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) Implementation Guidance in consultation with youth, Member States and major partners, aligned with the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) and its Operational Framework.

Launched by the U.N. Secretary-General in September 2015, the Global Strategy lays out an ambitious vision for a world “in which every woman, child and adolescent in every setting realizes their rights to physical and mental health and well-being, has social and economic opportunities, and is able to participate fully in shaping prosperous and sustainable societies,” focusing on nine key areas for action.

The Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) Implementation Guidance will support countries and programmes on how to plan, implement and monitor a SURVIVE, THRIVE and TRANSFORM response to the health needs of adolescents in line with the EWEC Global Strategy. It will provide more detailed guidance on prioritization based on epidemiological scenarios, country target setting, delivery strategies, programming, monitoring approaches and research priorities in order to achieve EWEC Global Strategy’s implementation objectives.
Learn more & check out Guidance materials here!


SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS
Adolescent health has been neglected over the years. Every day more than 3000 adolescents die, largely from preventable causes. To help raise awareness about the health of adolescents, WHO has created a social media toolkit with key messages from the report, infographics and photos for you to share on your social media channels.

The Social media toolkit is available here:  https://goo.gl/9DkDaj   
Infographics and photos are available here: https://goo.gl/iQDJA2