Country Programmes

Country programmes up and running

AustraliaAustralia


The programme aims to bring together and strengthen licensing and road safety services in communities that have a high density of Indigenous young people.

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BrazilBrazil


Educates young people around sexual and reproductive health and other health issues in the Maranhao state. A peer education program is underway to deal with issues such as gender, violence, sexual and reproductive health, sexual diversity and drugs.

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CanadaCanada


The programme will improve the emotional and mental well-being of vulnerable adolescents through collaborations with Mind Your Mind, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and Physical Health Education Canada.

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DenmarkDenmark


An increasing number of children in Denmark are becoming overweight and obese. The “Adventure Club” Programme is aimed at socially vulnerable adolescents who have unhealthy life styles with limited opportunities to participate in sporting activities. The Programme is in partnership with Red Cross Youth.

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GermanyGermany


The Young Health Programme in Germany is aimed at improving the health of adolescents living on the streets and thereby enhancing their quality of life.

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IndiaIndia


Focuses on hygiene, infection and reproductive health in five settlement areas around Delhi. The aim is to educate young people on these health issues and raise awareness and knowledge about accessing health care systems.

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KoreaKorea


Mental health and suicide have emerged as serious social problems in Korea. Suicide remains the number one cause of death in the young - even more than car accidents but the level of social concern and institutional support to address the problem has been insufficient.

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NetherlandsNetherlands


There are approximately 9000 young people who are 'officially' homeless in the Netherlands with many more living in similar circumstances without being registered. The Programme in the Netherlands is focused on helping young homeless people improve their overall health.

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NorwayNorway


Undocumented immigrants living in Oslo are being severely underserved in terms of the access they have to health services and information. This has a knock on impact on the children of these immigrants who fear seeking medical help given their illegal status.

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PortugalPortugal


The current economic crisis is impacting many families in Portugal with rising unemployment rates and increased poverty – a recent study found that 21% of Portuguese children live below the poverty line. Adolescence is a period of vulnerability, agitation, conflict, development.

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RomaniaRomania


Romania has the third highest mortality rate caused by cardiovascular diseases - two out of three Romanians die from cardiovascular disease. The programme is focusing on cardiovascular risk prevention in young people and developing a national educational programme in schools.

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SpainSpain


The Programme is focused on helping improve the lives of young people in Madrid to enable them to integrate successfully into society by focusing on three areas of intervention; sexual education, healthy eating habits and prevention of drug addiction.

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SwedenSweden


The programme seeks to improve mental well-being among young people through a partnership with BRIS – a children’s rights charity in Sweden.

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UKUK


In partnership with Depaul UK, activity is aimed at helping homeless young people improve their mental and physical health.

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USAUSA


In January 2012, the US launched the Young Health Program: IM40 in the state of Delaware. This is a five-year programme in partnership with United Way of Delaware to promote positive youth development by encouraging the healthy behaviours that help young people achieve academic success.

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ZambiaZambia


The programme launched in September, 2011 with activity focused on improving the health and well-being of girls and boys in the Chadiza district. The programme is addressing issues around sexual and reproductive health in an area where young people have been significantly impacted by HIV and many grow up with little parental guidance and support.

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