UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Health Education, Prevention, Health Promotion, Children and Young People

Publication – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: A renewed commitment to intersectoral action for child and adolescent health

In May 2024, the Lancet published an article [1] highlighting the renewed mandate of the UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education and WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in Education and Health. Led by Co-Chairs Didier Jourdan and Nicola Gray, the initiative aims to address global challenges at the nexus of health and education, particularly in the context of the ongoing repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on child and adolescent health and education, rising inequality, and the climate crisis. Their joint second mandate emphasizes building a diverse global community of professionals to promote intersectoral action, enhance capacity within schools, and facilitate the transfer of knowledge in health promotion research. The approach prioritizes inclusivity and cultural sensitivity, engaging stakeholders to develop effective strategies for advancing child and adolescent health and education on a global level.

Read the article. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(24)00082-8/abstract

[1] Thorley J. (2024). A renewed commitment to intersectoral action for child and adolescent health. The Lancet. Child & adolescent health, 8(5), 320–321. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(24)00082-8