The United Nations convention on Economic, Social and Cultural rights stipulates that the right to health is a fundamental one for everybody. Adolescents have the same rights to good health and wellbeing. United Nations Population Fund –UNFPA estimates that less than 15% young people have had access to comprehensive sexual education in Cameroon. The most needed asset for development is good health and wellbeing. Sexual reproductive health rights are a major clause on the 3rd SDG. Owing to the fact that adolescents (10-19 years) make up over 60% of the Cameroonian population, also the nation’s development agenda by 2035 makes investing in the wellbeing of the adolescents a dire need. The upsurge in teenage pregnancy not only guarantees continuity in the cycle of poverty, school dropout, hunger, and stunted economic growth, but also explains why the number one infectious reason for mortality among young people in sub-Saharan Africa is HIV/AIDS. Adolescents also have not been spared the snare of non-communicable diseases. For decades now, adolescent health care in general has received very little attention from both international and national public health strategies. This is the reason why Youth2Youth is here.
We have on a regular basis outreaches at schools (secondary and high schools) where we are engaging young people on their Sexual and reproductive health rights. We also use our social media handles on Facebook, Twitter, You tune channel to reach more young people. We run routine radio programs where we engage both young people and parents on the healthcare rights of young people. As a short term project, we have strategized to use story telling and arts to advocate for improved adolescent healthcareDonate Now
Youth 2 Youth is a youth-led organization with the primary objective of advocating for improved adolescent healthcare in Cameroon. We have a national coverage with the headquarters based at Foncha Junction, Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.
We are a youth led organization with the sole objective of improving adolescent healthcare in Cameroon. Our thematic focuses are Sexual reproductive health rights advocacy , Prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STIs, Fight against non-communicable diseases like obesity, hypertension, cancers and diabetes, Elimination of cultural practices that infringe the health rights of young people like Female Genital Mutilation , Research on adolescent healthcare
We are a youth led organization with the sole objective of improving adolescent healthcare in Cameroon. TO better impact our environment we have set strategies that permit us to better implement our thematic focus.
We are involved in community information dissemination via national/local radios, TV channels.
We have school outreaches that educate the youth on their health related issues.
We use social media and technology to inform the youth on their health rights.
We organize outdoor events that target the youth and talk with them on one on one basis.
We have impacted so many adlescent youths. Read their testimonials.
I can now go and do my inner consultation at PMI Bamenda free of charge thanks to Youth2Youth.
AFter going through cultural challenges, youth2youth permitted me to see life different and be empowered even in sexual education.
I am now well aware of how to handle my adolescence life with care thanks to youth2youth sensitisation on Youth Day.
So as to keep our activities ongoing, we always get together and organise events.