Maternal and Child Health

Calling on Youth to Improve Adolescent Health

The UN Secretary General’s renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health, to be launched in September 2015, will be a roadmap for improving the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents. The first Global Strategy, launched in 2010, galvanized the Every Woman Every Child movement and achieved significant progress in reducing preventable deaths.

The Zero Draft of the updated Global Strategy was released earlier this month. Adolescent health is a focus area of the Global Strategy for the first time and we are calling on young people around the world to provide their input on adolescent health priorities. Yesterday, together with The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) we hosted the Calling on Youth Voices to Improve Adolescent Health Google+ Hangout to engage youth on their reflections of the UN’s Zero Draft.

The panel was moderated by Girls’ Globe Blogger, Zanele Mabaso. Additional panelists included: Yemurai Nyoni, Founder and Advisor for Dot Youth Organization and former Women Deliver young leader and passionate activist for adolescent health. Tikhala Itaye, Founder of Her Liberty Namibia and Vice President for AfriYAN Namibia.

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Category: Health    Maternal and Child Health
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