Happy International Youth Day!

 

My message to the younger and the younger at coronary heart:

Today as we commemorate International Youth Day, we want to acknowledge the function younger individuals play in direction of shaping a greater future in well being and past. The theme this 12 months ‘Youth engagement for Global Action’ places the highlight on how
the proactive engagement, resilience and creativity of younger individuals at native, nationwide,  and international ranges can drive progress, particularly in occasions of disaster. This has been true particularly for efforts to finish tuberculosis(TB) – the world’s
prime infectious killer.

There has been vital progress over the previous 12 months since WHO launched its international youth motion to finish TB titled the 1+1 Initiative, adopted by the adoption of the Youth Declaration to End TB at
the first-ever Global Youth Townhall on Ending TB. The 1+1 Initiative has expanded to incorporate hundreds of youth the world over in nations like Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya and Viet Nam. The social media
platforms arrange as a part of the 1+1 youth initiative and social media posts are adopted by over 20 000 individuals, with the quantity rising every day. More than 100 completely different youth-led actions and occasions on ending TB have been carried out worldwide. This
consists of peer schooling coaching in colleges and universities, sensitizing younger individuals, encouraging them to change into TB advocates, and supporting TB sufferers locally with sources and recommendation. 

One inspiring instance
of youth motion to finish TB is in Nepal. Young individuals within the nation have established nationwide and provincial youth networks to empower younger individuals to finish TB, by way of capability constructing and by making certain their participation in coverage making and neighborhood
degree consciousness constructing. Likewise, in March 2020, Viet Nam’s National TB programme launched the National Youth Movement in opposition to TB which goals to succeed in 10 million younger individuals, and educate all main college college students with information
and good practices on combating TB and lung illnesses. We urgently want extra such inspiring youth initiatives to finish TB.

If you’re a youth and searching for a possibility to contribute to the battle in opposition to TB, we’re only one message
away. We are all the time pleased to information you, offer you acceptable studying alternatives and a worldwide platform to display your modern concepts and creativity.

Please share your concepts, tales and experiences with us and the remainder
of world utilizing the hashtags #EndTB and #Youth2EndTB or be a part of our Facebook group Youth2EndTB.

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Together we will End TB and make our world a greater place.

Best Regards,

Dr Tereza Kasaeva
Director, WHO Global TB Programme

 


 

Country examples: Youth motion to End TB

 

National Youth Movement to End TB Launched formally in Vietnam

On March 20, 2020, on the event of World TB Day, Vietnam National Lung Hospital held a congress of the Youth Society in opposition to TB and lung illnesses – Vietnam
Lung Association. The congress elected 11 younger individuals to characterize the youth of the nation within the Executive Committee of the Association for the time period 2020–2022. This was the official graduation of Vietnam’s youth motion in opposition to tuberculosis
which is the adoption of the Global Youth Movement in opposition to TB at a nationwide degree. The occasion was just about attended by the Director of WHO’s Global TB Programme, Dr Tereza Kasaeva, who inspired the youth gathered to instill new vitality in efforts
to finish TB.

The youth motion in Vietnam goals to succeed in 10 million younger individuals and educate all main college college students with information and good practices on combating TB and lung illnesses.

The National Youth Movement in opposition to Tuberculosis – Nepal (NYMAT – Nepal) is
a superb instance of youth management and engagement within the battle in opposition to TB. As a youth community, it gives the chance for youth to come back to the forefront and be a part of efforts to fight TB. More than 1000 younger TB advocates have already joined the
National Movement and the quantity is rising each day. Supporting WHO’s End TB Strategy and the National TB Control program, it goals to foster youth engagement in complete TB associated actions carried out inside Nepal. With the adoption of the WHO
Youth declaration to End TB and WHO’s 1+1 Youth Initiative, the unbiased youth TB advocates/activists have  been working intensively to extend TB consciousness and cut back TB stigma, by advocating at native municipal ranges to encourage
stronger insurance policies to scale back the TB burden. Recently, youth representatives from NYMAT actively contributed to the event of the upcoming National Strategic Plan, by collaborating in a session organized by the National Tuberculosis Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources By WHO