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International Adolescent Health Week Inspires Adolescents and Their Communities to Advocate for a Successful Transition Into Adulthood

      International Adolescent Health Week (IAHW), celebrated the third full week in March annually, is March 15–21, 2020 [
      International Adolescent Health Week.
      ]. This health campaign consists of dynamic participatory events to inspire adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood. With more than 1.5 billion adolescents aged 10–24 years worldwide, this age group comprises one of the largest segments of the world's population. The rapid physical and emotional growth of adolescents result in health needs distinct from those of children and adults, whereas health behaviors resulting in illness later in life often start in the adolescent years [
      Health for the World’s Adolescents A second chance in the second decade.
      ,
      • Patton G.C.
      • Sawyer S.M.
      • Santelli J.S.
      • et al.
      Our future: A Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing.
      ].
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      2. Health for the World’s Adolescents A second chance in the second decade.
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        http://www.who.int/adolescent/second-decade
        Date accessed: January 15, 2020
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        • Sawyer S.M.
        • Santelli J.S.
        • et al.
        Our future: A Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing.
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