WHA 70 Side Event: Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!)

Investment in adolescent health is key not only to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to allow future societies to grow and thrive; yet more than 3000 adolescents die every day. To address the issue and work towards a solution, UN Agencies have now come together providing guidance on how to improve adolescent health.

GAIN, together with the WHO, co-hosted the World Health Assembly side event titled ‘Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) A Never Before Moment for countries to ACT NOW’, on Thursday, 25 May.

The engaging youth-led discussion focused on:

Stimulating action on adolescent health
Lessons learned from country experiences in advancing intersectoral action for adolescent health
How to accelerate commitments to adolescent health

Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director, joined the panel discussion.


Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)