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. YHP was launched in 2010. As of 2019, we are active in 18 markets.

We surpassed our 2020 target early and have set a new one to reach 5 million young people by 2025. We renewed our commitment to YHP with a pledge of $35m to continue the programme through 2025 and with the addition of a new partner, UNICEF.