You're Invited - Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health

You're Invited - Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health

After three decades of calls for action on adolescent health, The Lancet has partnered with four leading academic institutions (The University of Melbourne, University College London, the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Columbia University) to establish a Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:00AM EST
Where: Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St, NW Washington, DC

Hosted by: USAID, PEPFAR, YouthPower Learning, the World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Lancet
Who can attend: Event is open to anyone interested by registering through the link below. The event will be live streamed, register below for a reminder to watch the live stream.

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“Young people are the world’s greatest untapped resource.”
-UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

The largest generation of adolescents and youth in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and youth face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural changes, as they continue to face challenges to their wellbeing that impede their ability to contribute to their country’s economic and social growth. Without meeting their needs, we will be hard pressed to achieve the goals and targets laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals.


Prof George Patton, Chair of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, will present findings on – and recommendations to improve – the status of adolescent health and wellbeing worldwide.

This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion from experts representing USAID, the World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others, focused on current opportunities to integrate findings and recommendations into future policies and programs.

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in the dialogue. We encourage our youth network to participate and bring road safety also to the table, of course, via the live stream and Twitter:

The event will also be livestreamed at

Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter using #LancetYouth.