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Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing

George C Patton, Susan M Sawyer, John S Santelli, David A Ross, Rima Afifi, Nicholas B Allen, Monika Arora, Peter Azzopardi, Wendy Baldwin, Christopher Bonell, Ritsuko Kakuma, Elissa Kennedy, Jaqueline Mahon, Terry McGovern, Ali H Mokdad, Vikram Patel, Suzanne Petroni, Nicola Reavley, Kikelomo Taiwo, Jane Waldfogel Show all

The Lancet | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016



Funding Acknowledgements

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA, USA) provided a grant to assist with the production of the Commission. Additional funding came from the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, Australia India Institute, and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. The University of Melbourne, University College London, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Columbia University provided financial or logistic support. All Commissioners were supported by their employing organisations to undertake the Commission's work. The findings and recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect recommendations or policies of the funders. Overall project Secretariat was provided by Molly O'Sullivan (MCRI), Kristina Bennett (MCRI), and Jennifer Heitel (Columbia). A very special thank you goes to all the research assistants from the five working groups who assisted with the conceptualisation, literature screening, data extraction, and synthesis of evidence. These include Dr Bidyut K Sarkar (UCL/PHFI), Dr Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Dr Kiran Saluja (PHFI), Kate Hinds (UCL), Kelly Dickson (UCL), Dr Farah Jamal (UCL), and Dr Nichola Shackleton (UCL) from Project 1. Sonia Haerizadeh JD (Columbia University), Dr Elia De la Cruz Toledo (Columbia University), and Dr Nathan Hughes (University of Birmingham) from Project 2. Dr Lydia K Murithi (ICRW), Preeti Dhillon (ICRW), Lilian Ghandour (AUB), Chaza Akik (AUB), Dr Elie Akl (AUB), Mariana Yaafar Jaafar (AUB), Noura El Salibi (AUB), Hala Najm (AUB), Tamara Lotfi (AUB), Jillian Grisel, and Caroline Zahm from Project 3. Donna Lorenze (MCRI), Dr Alana Deery (MCRI), Tim Gartland (MCRI), Liz Comrie-Thomson (Burnet Institute), Dr Jo Robinson (Orygen), Eric Howard (Whiting Moyne), Stephen Hearps (MCRI), Annie Haakenstad (Harvard School of Public Health), and Kara Estep (IHME) from Project 4, without whose hard work this report would not have been possible. Additional administrative support provided by Charmaine Sambathkumar, Dr Michelle Tollit (MCRI), Dr Anne-Lise Goddings (UCL) Jenelle Frances, Mary Boyle, Monica Chase, Stephanie Grilo, and Chelsea Kolff (Columbia University). Website and graphic support was provided by Adam Leadoux and Bill Reid (RCH). The authors also thank the peer reviewers who provided important feedback on earlier drafts of the report.