Hello fellow Young People all over the globe and welcome to my blog Much respects to you! You are the #Superstars…the #Gurus…We Make the Impossible-Possible. To do this, we have to be accountable to ourselves and to those we serve…(No apologies for the sermon-like intro)
Wait a minute, in fact, this is your blog! This blog is dedicated to all groups of people irrespective of their age, sex, race, culture, sexual orientation or relgion whose interest is to promote international love for health for all.
Considering that young people aged 15-24 are the most hit by HIV/AIDS epidemic according to UNAIDS (2011), Considering that young people aged less than 25 are the worst hit by Road Traffic Accidents (WHO, 2010), Considering that young people aged less than 25 interact with their environment than any other age group (UN Habitat, 2011),Considering that I have been working with youth-related health topics using a rights based approach, international cultural dialogue and understanding, I have the confidence to say: ‘Any programme that doesnt effectively involve young people in its planning and execution will successfully knit without a pattern!”
My job and passion is to see young people being given that badly needed youth-friendly enabling platform to define their destiny and that of their peers without interference. Advocacy for a healthy publicpolicy is an integral part of health education and health promotion! And well, public health is a diverse art and science field whose key approaches of promoting, preventing and protecting must focus on the community in question. We all know that.. Together in solidarity, we can fix the mess in youth programmes that are but not limited to:*Youth/Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health *Youth/First Aid and Road Safety *Youth/Water & Sanitation *TB & Malaria :-Not a sexy field, but hell yeah
I have had a chance to facilitate on national and international youth conferences as well as being an observer at UN meetings, what I have seen as a major challange for implementing bodies is tha lack of ‘peerness’ in their programmes. Young people are so similar but so different in a number of key areas like culture, relgion, beliefs, language, tastes and preferences, geographical location and their day to day life is like that of a chameleon. The big problem comes when people want to think for the youth, when they want to tell young people what to do. Recognition of young people as ‘knowing it best’ and therefore just needing a catalyst to realise their dream can only make the difference.
Brian Kanaahe Mwebaze Bilal (DrPH, University Of Sydney (c)
Consultant & Certified Public Health Freak @RedCrossMbarara @UgandaRedCross @YOURS_YForRS @WHO @_GYCA |Lecturer|Soccer Mad Idiot|Next #WHODirectorGeneral #RoadSafety #FirstAid #CommunityHealth #YouthHealth
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