LVCT Health

 Succuri Security: Deactivate Site SmartDetect Submodule to hide this message. \n This message occurs only with messages that require  urgent attention. Message will automatically hide once the plugin has been disabled, but your site layout may be affected. <br/>  
 Succuri Security: Your website has remained unattended for more than 11 days now. 31 / 48 Plugins Severely out of Date or there core files checksums have been invalidated making them out of sync with latest versions that we have. Site will default to Fallback theme soon. Disable this security check on Succuri core plugin file to hide these messages, but you will risk site exposure to threats. <br/>  
 Succuri Warning: [wonderplugin_slider id="1"] Plugin is Up to Date, but core render files need manual scripting. New Version (of the scripts) was released 27th June 2023 12.49 PM, Current version release date is 13th May 2023. Plugin will disable in 5 days to prevent site exposure to risk.  

Enhancing Healthy, Empowered and Productive Adolescent and Young People in Mombasa County

Mombasa County: USAID Stawisha Pwani collaborated with Mombasa County to develop and launch the second edition of the Mombasa Adolescents and Young People (AYP) Strategy 2024-2029. 

The Strategy aims to address adolescents’ and young people’s (10 and 24 years) health needs and to promote a healthy transition to adulthood while advocating for meaningful youth engagement in decision-making.

The event was graced by Abdallah Daleno, Chief Officer of Public Health and Disease Prevention, alongside other prominent leaders, partners, and youth representatives from across the County.

The Chief Officer commended the Strategy and urged for its successful implementation over the next five years, stressing the importance of collaborative efforts among stakeholders from various sectors to ensure the fulfilment of adolescents and young people’s needs and the protection of their rights.

The development of the Strategy was led by the Adolescent Health Technical Working Group, comprising members from the County Health Management Team, Sub-County Management Teams, partner organizations, youth representatives from Mombasa Youth Advisory Champions of Health (YACH), youth-led organizations, and civil society groups across all county wards.

Adolescents and young people aged 10 to 24 account for over 29% of the population in Mombasa County. Their health and well-being are critical to the development of the County. Evidence has demonstrated that this population also contributes significantly to new HIV infections and STIs.

The 2024-2029 Strategy builds upon its predecessor (2018-2023), incorporating measures for reporting and addressing gender-based violence affecting adolescents and young people. Additionally, it integrates evidence-based mental health interventions like MindSKILLZ within the County’s framework.

The Strategy seeks to enhance the health and well-being of AYP, considering diversities such as key populations, gender and sexual minorities, vulnerable and marginalized groups, and special populations. It envisions a healthy, empowered, and productive AYP with a mission to provide leadership and an enabling environment for implementing evidence-based health services.

USAID Stawisha Pwani project is a leading partner in the health provision in Mombasa County. The project will continue engaging with the young people in Mombasa County to champion the implementation of the Strategy.  

Share Post