Spotlight on Adolescent Health

New Zealand has the second highest overall mortality rate and the highest suicide rate in those aged 10-24 years among developed countries, according to recent analysis undertaken by medical journal The Lancet. In the article entitled, ‘Health of the world’s adolescents: a synthesis of internationally comparable data’, co-authored by Professor George Patton of the University of Melbourne, international health indicators from 72 countries were compared, with sub-analysis of 27 high-income countries. The authors recommend, “that every country produce a regular report on the health of its adolescents.”


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Why is New Zealand so Progressive?

Why is New Zealand so Progressive?

She wasn’t the only mother checking in with their whānau that evening. But this woman was Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, and the one who had decided – on expert…