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World Health Organization

13 Mar 2020

Over 1 million adolescents aged 10-19 years die every year from largely preventable causes

The leading causes of death for adolescents are: Road injury, suicide, interpersonal violence, HIV/AIDS, diarrheal diseases. Meanwhile, the leading cause of death for girls (15-19 years of age) is pregnancy-related complications.

Most of these deaths can be prevented with health-promoting policies and structural interventions such as laws against underage alcohol consumption that are actively enforced, quality health services, education, and social interventions, but many adolescents still lack access to these.

Read more about the Reboot Health Challenge here.

 

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