Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Mokdad, Ali H, Deribe, Kebede and GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Adolescent Health, Collaborators (2018) Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. International Journal of Public Health, 63 (Suppl1). S81-S96. ISSN 1661-8556

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The World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) includes 22 countries.1 It is a 1 region rich in natural resources but with marked variation in socioeconomic wealth and health 2 system capacities and coverage.2 It has also recently been plagued by social and political instability, 3 civil unrest and conflict, and mass displacement of people.3 As a result, health in the EMR has failed 4 to improve in recent years.3 As other papers in this series highlight, there is now an increasing 5 burden of many preventable health problems including HIV, mental disorders, and intentional self-6 harm. There is a risk that without urgent action, the health status of this region will only deteriorate 7 further, with both regional and global consequences for health, the stability of civil society, and 8 economic development.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adolescent health; Burden of disease; Eastern Mediterranean Region
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Research Centres and Groups: Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research
Depositing User: Esther Garibay
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 16:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 15:11

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