PRB Topic Feed: Children/ Youth/Topics/ChildrenYouth.aspxAn African Demographic Dividend Relies on Investments in the Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescents and YouthAn African Union (AU) Assembly decision in January 2016 established the theme for 2017 as “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in Youth.” AU heads of state and government recognize a country-level demographic dividend as central to the continent’s economic transformation in the context of AU Agenda 2063—the AU’s global strategy for socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years. 02/23/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/African-Demographic-Dividend.aspx4acfe6ae-1252-40f7-b822-980baf704a40Data in New Wallchart Show Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Declining in Many Countries New evidence suggests that the share of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is declining in many countries, with girls less likely to be cut than previous generations of women.02/05/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Wallchart-Female-Genital-Mutilation-Declining.aspxf6874b0d-d168-4ad3-9672-ffd66a9d0d26Trends 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-c6492da4193fYoung 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-e326df01b3eeAccidental 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-bcf5476facaa