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Health of adolescents is targeted in new UN strategy

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 29 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5176
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Global health initiatives are focusing on the health of adolescents for the first time, with the launch of a new United Nations strategy to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents.1

In a foreword to the strategy, launched alongside the formal adoption of the UN sustainable development goals2—the successors to the millennium development goals—the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said that adolescents were “central to everything we want to achieve, and …

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