“PAHO wants to give young people a voice so that they become part of the solutions that aim to improve their health and well-being,” said PAHO Director, Carissa F. Etienne. “As young people are part of the change, it is important they participate in the development of the policies and measures that must be taken,” she added.
New Delhi, August 1, 2019 ;
(PAHO/WHO): The Youth Leaders Initiative, to be created by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will bring together people under the age of 25 to seek innovative ideas and solutions to address health problems that affect adolescents and young people in the Americas. The Youth Leaders Initiative will consist of around 20 participants, representing the various subregions, genders, ethnic groups and other segments of communities in the Americas. They will participate voluntarily and will represent the entire Region rather than specific organizations or countries. In the coming months, PAHO will identify those that will take part in this initiative in order to begin the exchange of ideas. Members will also participate in campaigns on social media and other platforms to promote improvements in the health of adolescents and youth.