PRB Topic Feed: Children/ Youth/Topics/ChildrenYouth.aspxYoung People Are Asia’s Key to Curbing the Rise of Noncommunicable DiseasesAsia has an opportunity to curb a rising noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic by addressing NCD risk factors among young people, according to a new set of PRB publications.07/20/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/ncd-risk-youth-asia.aspx9651fe1e-a3dd-45d3-bfe0-e326df01b3eeTrends and Challenges Facing Americas Latino ChildrenLatino children currently account for one-fourth of U.S. children under age 18, and by 2050 they are projected to make up nearly one-third of the child population. Of the 18.2 million Latino children currently living in the United States, 95 percent are U.S.-born citizens.09/28/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/trends-and-challenges-facing-americas-latino-children.aspxdeb8fd48-1aa8-4d5b-8446-c6492da4193fAccidental Poisoning Deaths—Mostly Drug Overdoses—Exceed Homicides of U.S. Young AdultsDrug overdoses propelled the number of accidental poisonings above homicides as a cause of death among young adults ages 20 to 24 in the United States, according to 2014 data released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of accidental poisonings--nearly all from drug overdoses--still trails the number of suicides, which overtook homicides as a cause of death in this age group in 2010. The results are based on PRB analysis of the CDC data.02/22/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/young-adult-suicide.aspxe889452f-a29d-4d19-939e-860104031f92Meeting the Need, Fulfilling the Promise: Youth and Long-Acting Reversible ContraceptivesThe highest proportion of young people today—89 percent—live in developing countries. In some sub-Saharan African countries, where fertility remains high, we can expect growing cohorts of children and youth, unless their fertility needs can be met. This brief discusses the advantages and challenges of providing Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) to youth, provides case studies from Ethiopia and Madagascar, and outlines actions for policymakers and donors to make youth access to LARCs a reality.09/26/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/larcs-and-youth.aspx554097f3-5121-46f1-b391-b6712e749bc5Demographic Dividend: Reaching Our Potential as Young People and NationsPRB, in collaboration with our youth working group on the demographic dividend, has created an advocacy video intended to engage decisionmakers in understanding the importance of involving young people in the policy process. 09/23/2016/Multimedia/Video/2016/demdiv-reaching-potential-young-people.aspxda0019bc-18e4-4f05-8300-f4ba5f44f479Youth Are Key to Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in AfricaEstablishing healthy behaviors among young Africans could help stem a looming regional epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory conditions, according to this PRB policy brief and data sheet with comprehensive data appendix. 04/17/2015/Publications/Datasheets/2015/ncd-risk-youth-africa.aspxc84d4e83-e53c-4cac-b1d2-fbb06492e6baEthiopia Makes Progress Toward a Demographic DividendOver the last two decades, Ethiopia has experienced an impressive decline in fertility, enjoyed strong economic growth, and made great strides in poverty reduction.12/16/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/blog-ethiopia-demographic-dividend.aspxd9d2485b-3e4e-4abe-b942-ca882ec50db7Solutions to Reducing Vaccine-Preventable Childhood DiseasesFour diseases--diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus--were responsible for an estimated 218,400 deaths worldwide in 2013, yet just two combination vaccines, DTP and MCV, can protect children from these diseases.06/24/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/vaccine-preventable-childhood-disease.aspx4563ef85-c651-43af-a546-bcf5476facaaPRB Discuss Online: A Call to Action: Increasing Global Investments in YouthDuring a PRB Discuss Online, Jenny Truong, youth reproductive health advisor at USAID; Alexandra Hervish, of PRB; and Brad Kerner, of Save the Children, discuss the importance of investing in youth development and adolescent reproductive health policies and programs.09/23/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/discussionsept32010.aspxb2f2b80a-ba33-4ffc-9ac0-ca5c05d0e128Making the Case for Investing in Adolescent Reproductive HealthThis report highlights new research from the Population and Poverty (PopPov) Research Initiative that bolsters the case for investments in adolescent reproductive health and family planning programs and identifies knowledge gaps where research is still needed.01/21/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/poppov-adolescent-sexual-reprohealth.aspx1bb60de5-ee81-4d5f-9711-c62c7ccb1e16