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Call for Innovations – 2nd Annual YouTH Voices Summit

Background Kenya, in its Big 4 Agenda, adopted Universal Health Coverage as a priority area, with an aspiration that by 2022 all persons will be able to access health services without financial hardship.  Unfortunately, this isn’t reflective of the lived reality of many youths in Kenya, despite the government’s mandate that every Kenyan should have …

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Encouraging Meaningful Youth Engagement in Suicide Prevention – World Suicide Prevention Day Webinar Report

Mental health is a growing burden particularly among young people globally. The burden of mental health has been felt with an estimated 8 million deaths worldwide being as a result of mental health disorders.[1] Similarly, 77% of global suicides occur in low to middle-income countries. While most suicide cases are attributed to mental health disorders, …

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Call for Abstracts: 2nd Annual YouTH Voices Summit

Ryculture Health and Social Innovation[1] is a forward-looking social enterprise that works with young people and youth-led organizations in Kenya to improve access to quality healthcare services and products and promote human capital development through operational research, health communication, health systems strengthening and capacity building programs. Ryculture Health and Social Innovation through the YouTH Voices …

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Fostering Intergenerational Solidarity Towards the Realization of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – Webinar Report

Intergenerational solidarity has proven to promote social cohesiveness over time. This is true particularly in the African setting where, intergenerational transitions are deeply rooted in the African culture, with older generations passing on skills, information and other inheritances to the younger generation. It is also evident in informal approaches to healthcare, where young people provide …

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Be Brave! Embrace African Traditional Medicine

Every year, on the 31st of August, Africa celebrates African Traditional Medicine Day. This day is marked to promote the importance of Africa’s rich biodiversity in indigenous medicinal plants and their role in promotion of general wellbeing and treatment of various diseases[1]. This year’s theme is ‘Be Brave! Embrace African Traditional Medicine.’ The Place and …

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Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Day Campaign – SRHR Youth Champions Network Report

Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global awareness day that seeks to highlight the significance of menstrual hygiene management and raise awareness on challenges faced in a bid to access information, menstrual products and proper disposal of the same. The day is commemorated on the 28th of May every year because menstrual cycles average 28 days …

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Embracing multifaceted solutions for SRHR among adolescents and youth in Kenya

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) has been a critical issue that needs to be addressed in the strongest way possible. It is important to acknowledge that every individual has sexual rights and they need to be respected just as any other fundamental human right. An individual has the right to decide on whether to …

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Overcoming Mental Health Challenges through Social Responsibility

Mental health is an emerging issue in the global health space and in my opinion, it should be considered a critical health concern among Kenyans. Mental illnesses can be associated with criminal activity, immorality and substance abuse among young people. The effects of mental health are adversely affecting the society with the highest peak being …

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