Topic > Society and Health
Swiss TPH promotes the health of adolescents through comprehensive approaches, considering individual behaviour, as well as the socio-cultural environment. Youth face multiple and complex challenges. Many adolescents die due to accidents, suicide, violence, pregnancy related complications and other illnesses that are either preventable or treatable. Moreover, many serious diseases in adulthood have their roots in adolescence.
Influence of Globalisation and Life-Style
Globalisation, urbanisation, electronic communication, migration and economic challenges have radically changed and influence young people's lives. Therefore comprehensive approaches are needed that do not only focus on young people's behaviours but that take the socio-cultural and economic environment into account. Such approaches must consider the entire life cycle of young people. This is particularly important in low-income countries where the burden of youth-related health problems is high.