Youth violence in London—with knife crime its best-known manifestation—has reached its highest point in a decade. “Penetrating-trauma injuries” tripled in certain hospitals from 2010-2017. The city is addressing the knife crime crisis as a public health issue, with steps…

NYAMIRAMA—Building a basketball court right next to the Nyamirama Health Center was no coincidence. The strategically placed court is part of a deliberate effort to improve access to health education and services in Rwanda’s Kayonza district, visited by a busload of ICFP…

Youth: They’re the first to download, update, plug in, take risks and embrace new technologies. They’re sharing their dissatisfaction with the status quo, and their visions for a healthier future (think #MeToo and #NeverAgain), write Jessica Renzella and Lucy Richards of…

As a medical student in Rwanda, Jean Christophe Rusatira grew determined to help the many street kids he encountered near his university. Rusatira’s quest to help youth find better opportunities sparked his career-shaping interest in public health, and ultimately led to his…

The FDA on Tuesday announced plans to launch a campaign this fall to discourage electronic cigarette use among US youth, with plans for a full-scale campaign in 2018. This initiative follows last month’s proposal to lower nicotine in cigarettes and gives e-cigarette…

Iceland’s rates of teen smoking, drinking and drug use have fallen dramatically since 1998 thanks to an orchestrated national plan.   Known as Youth in Iceland, the long-running program has included policies that protect children from tobacco and alcohol advertising and…

To find out what the youngest leaders of the family planning movement think about expanding contraception, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs K4Health and FP2020’s Family Planning Voices initiative interviewed some of the 2016 World Contraception Day…