Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021
from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (UTC)
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Amref Health Africa
Young people must be at the front and center of global change and innovation. The youth remain agents of catalytic development in their respective communities and beyond! The potential of Africa’s 420 million youth population in shifting its socio-economic landscape in the backdrop of poor health and socio-economic outcomes cannot be ignored.
Despite advancements in policy commitments to youth development, young people in Africa remain disproportionately left behind in health and social development, including facing increased barriers to quality healthcare access. For example, over the past couple of years, HIV has been the leading cause of death among adolescents (10 to 19 years) in Sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS, 2018), while youth account for 60% of Africa’s unemployment (World Bank, 2016) – a missed opportunity to capitalize on one of the continent’s greatest assets for growth. Even more crucial is the need to provide an enabling environment for the youth to exercise their right to influence decisions that affect them.
As such, Amref Health Africa is increasing its engagement with and inclusion of young people in our leadership and programme implementation as emphasized in our inaugural Global Youth and Adolescent Strategy (2021-2022). The implementation of this strategy will inform the next phase of Amref Health Africa’s corporate strategy, ensuring that we are youth-inclusive and youth-centric, to address the most pressing needs of this population.
We are therefore excited to invite you to the launch of our BOLD Amref Health Africa Global Youth and Adolescent Strategy 2021-2022.
Come join us on the 16th June 2021 at 1500HRS EAT | 0800HRS EDT| 1200HRS UTC to learn more about the Amref Global Youth and Adolescent Strategy 2021-2022, and your role in contributing to its successful implementation. Become part of the narrative, above and beyond, empowering the giants of Africa.
Amref Health Africa