oa South African Journal of Child Health - Adolescents in southern Africa : interdisciplinary research findings - editorial

Volume 2018 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



Adolescent development in sub-Saharan Africa is relevant because this population will transition into the region’s future leaders and parents. However, adolescents face a number of challenges, including social, economic and health difficulties, which prohibit their successful transition to adulthood. Also, given the transitional nature of this age group, there is a need to understand a labyrinth of determinants, influences and outcomes, and to address all possible challenges and inhibitors to their development.

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