The fourth National Adolescent and Youth Health (AYH) Forum kicked off today in Addis Ababa.
The three-day forum is held under the theme “The Power of Partnership: Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement for improved health”.
In Ethiopia, the population of adolescents and youth (aged 10-24 years) is significant, making up a large portion of the total population.
According to the United Nations, as of 2021, there were approximately 32 million adolescents and youth in Ethiopia.
Thus, maintaining the health and well-being of young people is key strategy to produce healthy and productive citizens who can transform the overall economic and social development of the country.
The forum is aimed at increasing the level of meaningful adolescent and youth engagement in health programing, empowering adolescents and youth to make informed decision, ensuring access to quality, and equitable healthcare services.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency