About the Young Health Programme

The Young Health Programme was established in 2010 and is AstraZeneca’s global community investment initiative. The YHP supports Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 ‘by 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.’

Find out what we have achieved over our first ten years

The YHP is evidence-led; to find out more click here

We aim to evaluate the effectiveness of our activities for example by identifying the social return on investment 

The YHP works in partnership with over thirty expert organisations around the world including:

UNICEF - the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything they do. The UNICEF partnership centres on advocacy and on achieving lasting and meaningful legislative change.


Plan International UK - a global children’s charity working with girls and boys growing up in some of the world’s poorest communities, making sure they have access to the education, health care, clean water and future opportunities they need to thrive. Plan International runs some of the YHP´s largest programmes.

One Young World - identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders link to new young leaders page to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership. Each year over twenty YHP scholars attend the OYW Summit to build their skills and networks.


The NCD Alliance - a network of over 65 national and regional alliances and over 1,000 founding members’ associations dedicated to improving noncommunicable disease prevention and control worldwide. The NCD Alliance runs workshops for young people advocating for change.


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


We also support research from leading universities and organisations including the Economist Intelligence UnitImperial College LondonJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health the Population Reference Bureau and RTI International and partners working on national programmes.