How to meaningfully engage young people? Start by asking them.

This International Youth Day, let’s explore: what does it take to inspire young people to be ready for contraception?

There are 1.8 billion young people around the world, with nine in 10 living in low and middle income countries.

Development depends on thriving youth populations.

But despite their footprint, adolescents and youth continue to face barriers to accessing essential health services, including making – and owning – their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) choices.

The time is now to do things differently—and that starts by meaningfully engaging the young people we work with and for.

Based on their own experiences, young people have shared what it really takes to meaningfully engage young people on project teams. Dig into their thoughts by reading through their comment cards, below.

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Looking for more? PSI, in partnership with the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and The Case for Her, hosted an #IYD2019 #YouthPoweredChat on Twitter to dive into what it looks like to take leaps in youth-powered SRH programming. You can find an archive of that chat, below.

Advancing progress towards #malaria elimination requires partnership and a strong focus on health provider behavior. We teamed up with @Breakthrough_AR to create a blueprint for applying behavioral insights to advance malaria services. #WorldMalariaDay

https://impactmalaria.org/news-and-blog/posts/rapid-read-using-insights-into-health-provider-behaviors-to-improve-malaria-service-delivery

April 22: Join @PSIIndia Programs Director Suma Pathy to discuss Improving Private Sector Maternal & Neonatal Care in India through Innovative Financing. The session will cover innovative financing mechanisms & private sector quality improvement http://bit.ly/PSI-GHTechX21 #GHTechX21

How will #selfcare national guidelines contribute to country-level #UHC progress? Dr. Moses Muwonge from Uganda explains how this can lead to more informed users, reduction in out-of-pocket health expenses & increased avenues to access care. https://bit.ly/32tc3N5 @SelfCare4UHC

Join us as we count down to #WorldMalariaDay. Let’s #DrawTheLine against this ancient and deadly disease so that millions of children like four-year-old Wadale in Cameroon can stay healthy and malaria-free.
https://impactmalaria.org/news-and-blog/posts/cameroon-and-niger-prevented-malaria-in-millions-of-children-this-past-summer-and-fall

.@PMIgov through @Impact_Malaria supports national malaria control programs to fight malaria and save lives by strengthening malaria service delivery.

This #WorldMalariaDay, learn more about our country-led work: https://impactmalaria.org/where-we-work

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