Majority of adolescents worldwide don't do enough physical activity

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The first ever global trends for adolescent physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study finds that more than 80% of school-going adolescents globally did not meet current recommendations of at least 1 hour of physical activity per day.

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Global leaders pledge US$2.6 billion to
eradicate polio

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

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2019 campaign
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