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Global child and adolescent health targets in jeopardy without urgent, comprehensive reform, experts warn

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Global child and adolescent health targets in jeopardy without urgent, comprehensive reform, experts warn

Despite recent progress, the world is at risk of failing to meet child and adolescent health targets, with more than 8.6 million deaths among children and adolescents (aged 0-20 years) recorded in 2019. Comprehensive, coordinated care that begins at preconception and lasts through adulthood is urgently needed to reduce childhood mortality and improve child and adolescent health, according to a new Series published in The Lancet.

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