Side Event on Adolescent Health

Background

The African continent is the only region in the world where the number of adolescents is predicted to increase over the next 50 years. The proportion of the world’s adolescent and youth living in Africa is expected to rise from 18 % in 2012 to 28 % by 2040, while the shares for all other region will decline. Within this context, the health and development of the African’s adolescents will be key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.



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