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#LancetYouth twitter chat Sept 15 8am BST

posted 9 Sep 2016, 05:00 by Damian Wood   [ updated 9 Sep 2016, 05:03 ]
In May 2016, the Lancet released ‘Our future: a Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing’ to shed light on the unparalleled challenges the 1.8 billion adolescents across the globe are now facing. Beyond sharing compelling data on the state of adolescent health, the report also emphasized the critical need to engage and empower young people as major investors in their own health and the health of all adolescents.

In the run up to the 71st UN General Assembly in New York in 8 days’ time (that is focussing on The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world), we are again hoping to advance the conversations around adolescent health.

To that end, on Thursday September 15, 8am BST/5pm AEST we are hosting our first Twitter chat, and we would very much appreciate it if you could please help us in promoting and/or participating in this event. The chat is being hosted by NCD Child, The University of Melbourne, and Plan International UK.

The THEMES of the #LancetYouth twitter chat are:
  • Empowerment & Protection [How do societies both protect and empower young people to promote healthy outcomes in adolescents and young adults?]
  • Engagement [What does meaningful youth engagement really mean?]
  • Education [The role of education for health]
  • Equity [Who is getting left behind? Where are we missing the mark in regards to adolescent health and wellbeing?
Should you wish to participate in the #LancetYouth twitter chat, submit your questions to or ask them during the chat using the hashtag #LancetYouth.

If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Molly O’Sullivan, BMedSci (Hons)
Project Coordinator | Population Health Studies of Adolescents
Our future: a Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute | The Royal Children’s Hospital
Flemington Road Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia

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