Young people are generally a healthy group with high level of energy and creativity. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The young are the future of the society, but they are also very much its present. Youth is a crucial period for establishing positive health and social behaviors.
It is a time when young people are undergoing rapid emotional, physical and intellectual changes, and when they begin the transition from childhood to adolescence to independent adulthood. Timely, accurate and comprehensive information on the health and wellbeing of young people is therefore essential for development of any nation. The rate of health related challenges including death is increasing among young people, and is mostly attributable to risky behavior and other preventable causes.
|Activities||Source Of Support||Year Of Implementation|
|In-depth research to identify the reproductive health needs of young people in Ondo and Ekiti states||The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation||1995-1997|
|Community-Based Massive Awareness Raising Campaign in Ibadan, Oyo state (Football matches)||UNICEF||2001|
|Community-Based Massive Awareness Raising Campaign on HIV/AIDS in Lagos (Rally)||Lagos State AIDS Control Agency/UNICEF||2001|
|Community-Based Peer Education Project on RH Counselling for street Children in Bere and Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State||UNICEF||2000-2001|