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Session 4: Maya Morris

Session 4: Maya Morris



Maya Morris: “The Young Health Programme:

Maya Morris: “The Young Health Programme:
A partnership approach to community investment programmes”



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    • The Young Health Programme A partnership approach to community investment programmes
    • Focusing on an underserved aspect of the healthcare agenda – Adolescent health The Young Health Programme is a global community investment initiative that is about helping young people in need around the world deal with the health problems they face and improve their chances of living a better life.
    • A global partnership To make a measurable and sustainable difference to the health of a generation Delivered in partnership with Plan International and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Through collaboration we bring together the expertise and innovative thinking needed to make a difference .
      • Integrating global research and advocacy with local community programmes
      • Flexibility to identify underserved young health needs in local communities and address them through work on the ground – supported by a global platform of research and advocacy
    • Building our understanding and knowledge through research The WAVE (Well-Being of Adolescents in Vulnerable Environments) Study is underway and is designed to understand the factors that facilitate and hinder disadvantaged adolescents from obtaining needed health information It is being conducted in six global cities; Baltimore, Nigeria*, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai *funded by the Gates Foundation. All other sites are funded by AZ
    • Advocating for improved adolescent health services Commitment made at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative to combat NCDs in young people through integrated global research, advocacy, education and health-skills training
    • Korea Increasing awareness of mental health and helping prevent young suicide Local community programmes Live in nine countries Romania Focusing on cardiovascular risk prevention in young people and developing a national educational programme in schools Canada Building a programme to promote mental health among young people Sweden Improving the emotional and mental well-being of vulnerable adolescents UK Helping young homeless people improve their mental and physical health India Focusing on hygiene, infection and reproductive health in five settlement areas in Delhi Brazil Educating young people on sexual and reproductive health and other health issues in the Maranhao state Zambia Improving the health and well-being of girls and boys in the Chadiza district US Identifying and addressing health barriers to academic achievement amongst at-risk youth
    • Young Health Programme Phase two launch The programme will continue to roll out around the world in 2012, second phase countries include: Australia Netherlands Denmark Germany Gulf Norway Spain Turkey USA Our aim is to reach one million young people by the end of 2015
    • Young Health Programme Summary A global investment programme that aims to make a measurable and sustainable impact Reaching one million young people over the next five years Mental health identified as a key issue faced by adolescents at a global level An innovative integrated approach to partnership For further information and regular updates visit www.younghealthprogrammeyhp.com