Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent and manage chronic conditions: Young people’s health as a whole-of-society response

Date de parution
juillet 2011
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) [World Health Organization (WHO)]
Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent and manage chronic conditions
Langue: Anglais
pdf, 2948 Ko, 10 pages

[Preuve d'actions sensibles à la sexospécificité afin de prévenir et de gérer les conditions chroniques: Santé des jeunes – une intervention pansociétale]

The WHO Regional Office for Europe supports Member States in improving adolescent health by recommending comprehensive, multisectoral and evidence-informed adolescent health approaches; by delineating the critical contribution of the health sector; by fostering actions towards reducing inequalities; and by addressing gender as a key determinant of adolescent health. This publication aims to support this work in the framework of the European strategy for child and adolescent health and development, and is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe contribution to the development of a new policy framework for Europe, Health 2020, for which the WHO Regional Office for Europe has been mandated by the 53 Member States.

The publication gives an overview of effective interventions and good practices in preventing and managing chronic conditions. On the basis of existing evidence it looks at why is it important to look at gender as a determinant of adolescence health, what are the main differences between girls and boys in exposure to risk, norms and values and access to services, and what are the different responses from the health sector and the community.

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