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Activating youth leadership toward the realization of Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) – What’s the way forward? | 2nd Annual YouTH Voices Summit 2022 Report

Ryculture Health and Social Innovation, in partnership with Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF), International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), African Leadership Academy (ALA), Villgro Africa, Amref International University, among others, hosted the 2nd Annual YouTH Voices Summit from 1 to 3 December 2022 at Amref International University under the theme: “Activating Youthful Leadership towards …

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Understanding the Role of the Youth in Operational Research and Social Behavior Change Communication

Background Operational research is a key tool in identifying most of the problems facing our health systems. It is only after problems are identified that we can design solutions to make sure healthcare is made accessible equitably for all. Social behavior change communication is the attempt to influence social attitudes and norms in a positive …

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Achieving Universal Health Care (UHC) through Youthful Leadership

The wake of the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability in the healthcare systems not only in Africa but all around the world. More importantly, the virus brought to light the systemic inequality in accessing quality health care globally. This is seen mainly by the fact that the pandemic disproportionately affected marginalized and vulnerable populations. In …

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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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