Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Hosted by University College London & London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Adolescents have moved to the centre stage of global health and development following the recent announcement of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. On May 10, The Lancet will publish Our Future: A Lancet Commission adolescent Health and Wellbeing, a report that brings together perspectives from public health, economics, political and social science, behavioural science and neuroscience to consider strategies to advance adolescent health and wellbeing.
Our Future presents global profiles of burden of disease, health risks and the determinants of adolescent health and wellbeing. It reviews the current knowledge base for action, for engagement and empowerment of young people around their health, and considers the policy and legal frameworks for adolescent health and wellbeing.
The symposium will include panel discussions led by Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief. These will consider the report’s recommendations with a focus on the inter-sectoral responses needed and the roles of the international development community in progressing adolescent health and wellbeing.