Enhancing data

The YHP has supported the Population Reference Bureau to help to fill many of the gaps in data relating to adolescent health, especially in low- and middle-income countries. These provide a firm base on which we, and other groups interested in these issues, can develop policy and interventions.

Noncommunicable Diseases Risk Factors Among Young People in Africa. This study identifies all of the available data, for each African country, for NCD risk factors: tobacco use, alcohol use, overweight/obesity and physical inactivity. The report provides links to the data sources and descriptions of the data available.


Addressing Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Among Young People in Asia. This report brought together comparable data across Asian countries for tobacco use, alcohol use, physical inactivity, and overweight status using the Global Youth Tobacco Survey and Global School-based Student Health Survey (and other sources where these data were not available) to create a traffic-light chart of the NCD risk factors for young people by country. Regional examples of interventions by the public and private sectors are also highlighted.


Curbing the Noncommunicable Disease Epidemic In the Middle East and North Africa. The Middle East and North Africa report uses the same approach as the Asia study (above) to examine the health risks to young people in the Middle East and North Africa region using the same the ‘traffic light system’ to highlight areas of particular concern by country and examples of actions being taken to curb the threats.


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  • Programmes

    Working on-the-ground to tailor prevention programmes to community needs

  • Advocacy

    Working globally and locally to put adolescent health on the policy agenda

  • About

    Find out about YHP and why the programme came about