Adolescent health care targeted by UN

A girl laughs during a skit on the prevention of HIV, at a youth centre in Moundou, Chad. Photo: UNICEF/P. Esteve

Young people around the world are expected to benefit from new guidelines issued by the UN aimed at improving adolescent health.

Many children who suffer from mental health disorders, substance use, poor nutrition, intentional injuries and chronic illness such as AIDS currently do not have access to critical prevention and care services.

The guidelines have been developed by the World Health Organization and the UN agency which works on AIDS, UNAIDS.

Eleuterio Guevane asked Dr Mariângela Simão from UNAIDS what difference the guidelines will make.

Duration: 2'39"

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