Young Health Programme

The Young Health Programme is our global community investment initiative. It has a unique focus on young people and the primary prevention of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) –such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart and respiratory disease – which are responsible for an estimated 38 million deaths each year.

We work with over 30 expert organisations, combining on-the-ground programmes, research and advocacy to target the four most prevalent risk factors for NCDs: tobacco use, alcohol abuse, lack of exercise and unhealthy eating.

So far, we have reached over 1.4 million young people in more than 20 countries. Over 14,000 young people have been trained to share health information with their peers and over 12,000 frontline health providers have been trained in adolescent health.

Find out more on the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme website.