Young Health Programme

What is the Young Health Programme?

Our Young Health Programme is a non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention programme developed in partnership with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Plan International. It aims to reduce the uptake of unhealthy behaviours in young people to improve their health outcomes as adults and help address the growing burden of NCDs on health systems. Since launching the programme in 2010, we have reached more than 2.25 million young people and partnered with 30 NGOs in 21 countries around the world. In 2017, we made a three-year commitment in Brazil to deliver a programme in two highly vulnerable communities south of Sao Paolo. By 2020, we hope to reach more than 40,000 direct beneficiaries with programming, and more than 700,000 indirect beneficiaries through awareness campaigns.