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World Health Organization. (2015) Global Standards for quality health care services for adolescents. Geneva: World Health Organization.

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Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health. Yet evidence from both high- and low-income countries shows that services for adolescents are highly fragmented, poorly coordinated and uneven in quality. Pockets of excellent practice exist, but, overall, services need significant improvement and should be brought into conformity with existing guidelines.

WHO/UNAIDS Global Standards for quality health care services for adolescents aim to assist policy-makers and health service planners in improving the quality of health-care services so that adolescents find it easier to obtain the health services that they need to promote, protect and improve their health and well-being.


Date:2015
Publisher:World Health Organization
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Public health
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Quality standards
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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