Act2Live:
Addressing Neglected Health Issues Among Vulnerable
Young People in Africa
ACT2LIVE
ACT2LIVE
About Temba
The Africa Alliance of YMCAs
Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
a global movement, present in 119 countries,
establi...
Change Agenda
ACT2LIVE
OUR VISION
Empowering young people for the African
Renaissance
OUR CHANGE PHILOSOPHY
“From Subject ...
Our Presence in Africa & Our Health Interventions
2,121,469 youth
participants,10 countries
13-35 yrs old
Also with YWCA i...
Neglected Health Issues
Our broadened definition: Those diseases and issues that affect
vulnerable youth living in low inc...
Vulnerable Youth
ACT2LIVE
Commercial sex workers Survivors of political violence
Youth living in the street Young people i...
Our Work involves: Peer educators
ACT2LIVE
Youth advocates
Our Work involves: Youth advocates
ACT2LIVE
Peer Educators
Associations pour la Promotion de la
Santé des Jeunes de Thiès ...
Our Work involves: Partnerships
ACT2LIVE
Associations pour la Promotion de la
Santé des Jeunes de Thiès (RAPSAJET)
Youth a...
Our Work involves: Health Service
Professionals
ACT2LIVE
Peer Educators Youth advocates
ACT2LIVE
1. Health Financing
Country 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011
Kenya 4.2 3.0 8.0 5. 54
Zambia 6.2 6.8 9.3 9....
ACT2LIVE
2. Accountability of Policy Making
Africa Youth Charter (2006)
Maputo Protocol (2007)
National youth policies
Lib...
Peer Educators in Carion, Madagascar volunteering at the local health centre
ACT2LIVE
3. Barriers to Youth-Friendly Services
(a) Structural barriers: Distance, Personnel, medicines
and equipment
(a) ...
ACT2LIVE
4. KAPB - Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice and
Behaviour
“…female health workers ring
insults at young female patie...
ACT2LIVE
• Critical evaluation of cost of health
services
• Training of health service providers on
provision of youth fri...
ACT2LIVE
Be a Citizen!
Am a youth with a dream, so I will rise
up, stand up, for my rights.
Take me as a part of you
Don’t see me a...
Be a Citizen!
Oneness!
One Hope!
One People!
Let’s Stand Together!
ACT2LIVE
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  • Structural barriers especially impact youth with disabilities. In Senegal for instance there health facilities do not have ramps and other features that make the facility accessible for people with disabilities.

    In Madagascar, the CRC showed that because the clinic was not always clean, many people opted not to go to hospital.


    No. 2 Madagascar example where young people feel they have to dress well to go see the doctor
  • Discuss points on next slide as part of this slide.
    30 years implementing programmes responding to youth health concerns
    Goal to break the cycle of poor access to health services and treatment of illness among youth in Africa.
    About demanding of duty bearers, as well as encouraging action of citizens to make use of those services – for services to be available, there must be evidence of demand


  • Link to Togo YMCA video (1:36)
  • Zambia: The Zambia National Health Strategic Plan 2011-2015 talks about strategies to address issues that mostly affect the youths including HIV/AIDS, Malnutrition, Malaria and hygiene as far as they affects people in general and does not indicate how these would be addressed in the context of youths
    As it strategy objective speaks to improve the mental and reproductive health; and social welfare status of all young men and women in Liberia on an equitable basis. A such, there are some intervention to be used;

    Liberia: As it strategy objective speaks to improve the mental and reproductive health; and social welfare status of all young men and women in Liberia on an equitable basis. A such, there are some intervention to be used; promotion of safe sexual and reproductive health, training of peer educators and youth friendly counsellors, production of IEC Materials, ensure the availability of mental health care and rehabilitation facilities

    Zimbabwe: Coordination of policies relating to youth and health e.g the National Population Policy and National Reproductive Health policy, pomote Youth Friendly Services Provision such as peer education, enlist support of Private Sector and NGOs, IEC Materials, empowering community members to address youth issues, address barriers to access to health services for youth
    In Madagascar and Senegal for instance, this is not the case.
  • Structural barriers especially impact youth with disabilities. In Senegal for instance there health facilities do not have ramps and other features that make the facility accessible for people with disabilities.

    In Madagascar, the CRC showed that because the clinic was not always clean, many people opted not to go to hospital.


    No. 2 Madagascar example where young people feel they have to dress well to go see the doctor
  • Structural barriers especially impact youth with disabilities. In Senegal for instance there health facilities do not have ramps and other features that make the facility accessible for people with disabilities.

    In Madagascar, the CRC showed that because the clinic was not always clean, many people opted not to go to hospital.


    No. 2 Madagascar example where young people feel they have to dress well to go see the doctor
  • Structural barriers especially impact youth with disabilities. In Senegal for instance there health facilities do not have ramps and other features that make the facility accessible for people with disabilities.

    In Madagascar, the CRC showed that because the clinic was not always clean, many people opted not to go to hospital.


    No. 2 Madagascar example where young people feel they have to dress well to go see the doctor
  • Structural barriers especially impact youth with disabilities. In Senegal for instance there health facilities do not have ramps and other features that make the facility accessible for people with disabilities.

    In Madagascar, the CRC showed that because the clinic was not always clean, many people opted not to go to hospital.


    No. 2 Madagascar example where young people feel they have to dress well to go see the doctor
  • Structural barriers especially impact youth with disabilities. In Senegal for instance there health facilities do not have ramps and other features that make the facility accessible for people with disabilities.

    In Madagascar, the CRC showed that because the clinic was not always clean, many people opted not to go to hospital.


    No. 2 Madagascar example where young people feel they have to dress well to go see the doctor
  • Structural barriers especially impact youth with disabilities. In Senegal for instance there health facilities do not have ramps and other features that make the facility accessible for people with disabilities.

    In Madagascar, the CRC showed that because the clinic was not always clean, many people opted not to go to hospital.


    No. 2 Madagascar example where young people feel they have to dress well to go see the doctor
  • Act2Live: Addressing Neglected Health Issues Among Vulnerable Young People in Africa

    1. 1. Act2Live: Addressing Neglected Health Issues Among Vulnerable Young People in Africa ACT2LIVE
    2. 2. ACT2LIVE About Temba
    3. 3. The Africa Alliance of YMCAs Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) a global movement, present in 119 countries, established in 1884 – we celebrated being 170 years old on 6 June 2014! Africa Alliance of YMCAs (AAYMCA) is a pan-African youth development network with membership of YMCAs in 20 countries,16 of which are very active. ACT2LIVE
    4. 4. Change Agenda ACT2LIVE OUR VISION Empowering young people for the African Renaissance OUR CHANGE PHILOSOPHY “From Subject to Citizen” (S2C) We work to move young people to become a Citizen– where they understand the root causes of problems and articulate informed views and are part of positive change at various levels of leadership. OUR PROGRAMME THEMES Civic Action Transformative Masculinity Youth Justice Economic Renaissance
    5. 5. Our Presence in Africa & Our Health Interventions 2,121,469 youth participants,10 countries 13-35 yrs old Also with YWCA in Zambia
    6. 6. Neglected Health Issues Our broadened definition: Those diseases and issues that affect vulnerable youth living in low income and rural parts of Africa’s countries. ACT2LIVE 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Sexual health Mental health Drug & alcohol abuse Access to health services Fistula Lifestyle illnesses
    7. 7. Vulnerable Youth ACT2LIVE Commercial sex workers Survivors of political violence Youth living in the street Young people in conflict with the law (including ex-offenders) Youth living with/affected by HIV/AIDS Young people affected by conflicts and violence (including ex- combatants) Youth with disability Youth people living in slums Orphans
    8. 8. Our Work involves: Peer educators ACT2LIVE Youth advocates
    9. 9. Our Work involves: Youth advocates ACT2LIVE Peer Educators Associations pour la Promotion de la Santé des Jeunes de Thiès (RAPSAJET)
    10. 10. Our Work involves: Partnerships ACT2LIVE Associations pour la Promotion de la Santé des Jeunes de Thiès (RAPSAJET) Youth advocates In Madagascar & Liberia: Mobilsing young people, stakeholders in implementation of the programmes In Zambia: Distribution of condoms during project events
    11. 11. Our Work involves: Health Service Professionals ACT2LIVE Peer Educators Youth advocates
    12. 12. ACT2LIVE 1. Health Financing Country 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 Kenya 4.2 3.0 8.0 5. 54 Zambia 6.2 6.8 9.3 9.3 Zimbabwe 8.2 9.87 - - Madagascar 7.5 7.6 8.2 9.2 Togo 5.5 6 4 4 Senegal 4.65 4.89 4.73 4.61
    13. 13. ACT2LIVE 2. Accountability of Policy Making Africa Youth Charter (2006) Maputo Protocol (2007) National youth policies Liberia National Youth Policy (2012-2017) Zambia Health Strategic Plan (2011-2015) Zimbabwe National Youth Policy (2000) Togo Youth Policy (2007) Madagascar Senegal National Health Sector Strategies and Plans
    14. 14. Peer Educators in Carion, Madagascar volunteering at the local health centre
    15. 15. ACT2LIVE 3. Barriers to Youth-Friendly Services (a) Structural barriers: Distance, Personnel, medicines and equipment (a) Financial barriers: ability to pay for services. Even where consultation is free or subsidized, medicines will not be for free. (a) Cognitive barriers: Beliefs and knowledge, Communication in the patient-provider encounter, and culture.
    16. 16. ACT2LIVE 4. KAPB - Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice and Behaviour “…female health workers ring insults at young female patients problems openly and even laugh about them with their colleagues…” - FGD participant in Madagascar
    17. 17. ACT2LIVE • Critical evaluation of cost of health services • Training of health service providers on provision of youth friendly information and services • Youth engagement in health sector dialogue
    18. 18. ACT2LIVE
    19. 19. Be a Citizen! Am a youth with a dream, so I will rise up, stand up, for my rights. Take me as a part of you Don’t see me as subject but a citizen and together we will rise ACT2LIVE
    20. 20. Be a Citizen! Oneness! One Hope! One People! Let’s Stand Together! ACT2LIVE

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