Launch of Global AA-HA! at the Global Adolescent Health Conference, Ottawa, Canada on 16-17 May 2017
WHO launched its Guidance to Support Country Implementation at the Global Adolescent Health Conference, Ottawa, Canada on 16-17 May 2017. The event was hosted by the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), along with Global Affairs Canada, Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The 68th World Health Assembly requested the WHO Secretariat to develop a Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) Implementation Guidance in consultation with youth, Member States and major partners, aligned with the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) and its Operational Framework.
Launched by the U.N. Secretary-General in September 2015, the Global Strategy lays out an ambitious vision for a world “in which every woman, child and adolescent in every setting realizes their rights to physical and mental health and well-being, has social and economic opportunities, and is able to participate fully in shaping prosperous and sustainable societies,” focusing on nine key areas for action.
The Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) Implementation Guidance will support countries and programmes on how to plan, implement and monitor a SURVIVE, THRIVE and TRANSFORM response to the health needs of adolescents in line with the EWEC Global Strategy. It will provide more detailed guidance on prioritization based on epidemiological scenarios, country target setting, delivery strategies, programming, monitoring approaches and research priorities in order to achieve EWEC Global Strategy’s implementation objectives.
Learn more & check out Guidance materials here!