YOUTH HEALTH & WELL BEING

Presented by:
Asogun Daniel, Akhaine Jesu-Oboh, Iyoriobhe Iziengbe, Uzoma Victory, Oghobaghase Vivian, Ivie Okhihan, Asogun Joyce.

Medical Students, Ambrose Alli University In conjunction with Precious Gems Charity, UK

Locations
  • Irrua, Edo state, Nigeria
  • Ekpoma, Edo state, Nigeria
  • Uromi, Edo state, Nigeria
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The Biggest Influence on Youth Health and Wellbeing is poverty.

  • So many kids come from families that live on less than the minimum wage.
  • Reduced financial power affects their health and wellbeing.
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A young boy hawking foodstuff to raise money to meet family needs.
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Key Challenges:

  • Poor family planning coupled with poor living conditions.
  • Unavailability of good jobs for parents reduces quality of health care accessed by many children.
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Culture, Religion and Education play a role in the well-being of children and the degree to which they can access proper healthcare.
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A school situated close to an open refuse dump site with kids playing in the background.
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Stagnant water in many areas contribute to higher malaria incidence in an already endemic area.

Research shows that malaria infection coupled with risk factors related to poverty impair adolescent health and youth development.

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Poorly equipped primary healthcare centers and the absence of adolescent- centered health clinics, add to the burden of disease.
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Signs of Hope
The Touching Lives at Christmas NGO gives out clothes to children during a medical outreach activity.

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Signs of Hope
Medical students engage orphaned youth to promote mental and social wellbeing of kids.

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Signs of Hope
Medical students engage orphaned youth to promote mental and social wellbeing of kids.

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Medical students after an orphanage outreach in Uromi, Edo state, Nigeria.
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Health awareness campaigns conducted by medical students teach children about their health and wellbeing.
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Early education about health and wellbeing as part of a medical outreach.
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Architectural & Urban Features That Promote Youth Health and Wellbeing. Facilities for sports and exercise.

YOUTH HEALTH & WELL BEING

Conclusion
Pictures can only tell half the story. The other half remains in the minds and hearts of those who take it upon themselves to make a difference in their community one day at a time.

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