The Young Health Programme (YHP) was founded in 2010 by AstraZeneca in partnership with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Plan International UK. Since then our programme has evolved into partnerships with over thirty expert organisations from around the world.


Plan International UK (Plan)

Lead partner community-based programming

Plan is a global children’s charity and has been working for over 70 years taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential.  Plan works with children and young people in the world’s poorest countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Plan’s approach focuses on children’s rights, engaging and empowering young people so they, their families and whole communities, are active and have a say in their own development. Plan ensures its work is undertaken in the areas of greatest need and where it can have the greatest impact and, as a result, over 11 million children and young people around the world benefit from its work.

Plan is also a powerful advocate for change, encouraging children and young people to take part in decision-making, from village councils to national assemblies and campaigning to change the way a whole range of adults - from parents to politicians - think and act.

United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef)

Lead partner advocacy

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything they do. Together with their partners, Unicef works in over 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

One Young World

Lead partner youth engagement and development

One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.

The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, amongst many other global figures. 

At the end of the Summit, delegates return to their communities and organisations as One Young World Ambassadors  with the means and motivation to make a difference, accessing the global network of 10,000+ young leaders to accelerate existing initiatives or establish new ventures.

Our research partners

The Population Reference Bureau

Since its founding in 1929, the Population Reference Bureau has been the leader in providing timely, objective information on population and health trends and their implications to audiences around the world.

PRB has a valuable, carefully sustained reputation for unbiased analysis and clear presentation. PRB’s print and electronic publications present the latest data and research results in language and formats that non-specialists can understand and use, while still being true to the scientific basis of the material.

PRB employs a full range of approaches to communicate information and trains others to communicate research results more effectively. The website alone receives more than 1.5 million visitors a year.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is consistently rated amongst the world's best universities. Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines.

Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.

RTI International

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. RTI’s vision is to address the world's most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future.

Our advocacy and national partners

NCD Child

NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people living with or are at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

The main goals of NCD Child are to advocate for inclusion of children, adolescents, and young people in the global NCD agenda; promote prevention, treatment, and management of NCDs in young people; and support inclusion of youth and family voices in global and country planning for addressing NCDs.

NCD Alliance

NCD Alliance’s civil society network includes NCDA members, 65 national and regional alliances and over 1,000 founding members’ associations dedicated to improving noncommunicable diseases prevention and control worldwide.

Their vision is a future where all people affected by or living with non-communicable diseases live full and healthy lives, free from stigma and discrimination and preventable disability and death.

National partners

The YHP works with local partners in over twenty countries around the world, from research and evidence generation to advocacy and country programme implementation.