Improving the health of young people

News release

MANILA, 17 August 2010—Over 1.8 million young people die every year. But an even greater number engage in behaviour that jeopardizes not only their current health, but often their health for years to come. The International Year of Youth, which begins today, underscores that health is a human right and an integral part of youth development.

Fact sheet on young people's health