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Child Health Initiative joins a new partnership for Adolescent Health at World Health Assembly

28 May 2019

The Child Health Initiative has joined a new partnership of major international agencies working on child and adolescent health, to call on governments to recognise adolescent health as a key component of universal healthcare at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

In a series of side events and panel sessions, over the course of the 72nd World Health Assembly, there was a firm focus on adolescent health as part of WHO’s campaign for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and ‘Health for All.’ As road traffic injury is the leading killer of people aged between 5-29 worldwide, the FIA Foundation ensure that the topic of road safety was central to many of the discussions.

The Child Health Initiative coordinated by the FIA Foundation, joined major international agencies to launch a new report recognising adolescents health as integral to the UHC agenda, with road traffic injury prevention highlighted as a key measure to prioritise the needs of youth people.

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