This panel aimed to unfold the complexity of the topic ‘reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised young people’ in the area of health by including multiple perspectives from research to policy and practice. The concepts of vulnerability, marginalisation, ‘hard-to-reach’ and ‘left-behind’ are often talked about, but what is actually being done to close the ‘gap’ and ensuring young people’s right to health?
Our side event aimed to highlight best practices and challenges through interactive discussions with young people, researchers, policy makers, and project implementers.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) organised this panel in collaboration with Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and the University of Glasgow (UoG). The panel was co-sponsored by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), Batonga Foundation, and The PACT.
With the following link you can watch the Swiss Side Event at Women Deliver 2019: click here.
- Charity Giyava, Women Deliver Young Leader and Programme Officer at Youth Engage, Zimbabwe
- Wenceslas T. Djokpe, Country Coordinator of the Batonga Foundation in Benin
- Louria Joy Paragon, the National Youth Representative of the Family Planning Organization in the Philippines and IPPF volunteer
- Vithika Yadav, Director of Love Matters, India
- Ian Askew, Director of HRP, World Health Organization
Moderator: Yemurai Nyoni, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.