Youth Advocacy


Young people bring energy, passion, innovation and new insights to the many health challenges that we face. We are delighted to enable some of the brightest rising stars to attend the annual One Young World Summit as YHP scholars.  

Our scholars are social entrepreneurs, educators, activists, volunteers, health professionals, executives, investors, mentors and much more working in areas as diverse as mental health, primary healthcare, sexual and reproductive health, emergency response, primary and secondary prevention, education and digital platforms. 

Our scholars come from all over the world and at the Summit they will join more than 1,000 other talented and motivated young people in their quest to make the world a better place. They will also hear and be heard by One Young World Counsellors. In the past, these Counsellors have included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Emma Watson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, and Arianna Huffington.

We hope that this will help them to realise their dreams and become even more effective at achieving positive change.

You can meet some of our scholars below. The opinions that they share are their own and should not be taken to represent those of the Young Health Programme or any other organisation.


YHP One Young World Scholars 2019

  • Ahmed Naguib (Egypt)

    Junior Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO) - Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO)


  • Alejandro Daly (Venezuela/Colombia)

    National Coordinator, El Derecho a No Obedecer


  • Andrea Jaimes (Venezuela)

    Founder/Head Dietitian/Coordinator NutriFamilias Programme, Fundacion Amigos del Niño que Amerita Proteccion (FUNDANA)


  • Bagja Nugraha (Indonesia)

    Project Officer YHP Indonesia/Lentera Anak Foundation


  • Citra Demi Karina (Indonesia)

    Project Coordinator YHP Indonesia/Lentera Anak Foundation


  • David Henry (St Lucia)

    Senior Youth Coordinator, Sacred Sports Foundation Inc


  • David Ochiel Ocheng (Kenya)

    Peer Educator, Plan International Kenya


  • Edith Soria (Mexico)

    Co-Founder/Community Relations Coordinator, Create Purpose Mexico AC


  • Ferdy Mbiydzenyuy (Cameroon)

    Programme Manager, CBC Health Services NCD Prevention and Control


  • Joseph Dusabe (Rwanda)

    Chief Executive Officer, itetero iwacu


  • Kalaumari Mayoral Peña (Mexico)

    PhD student, Tecnologico de Monterrey


  • Kamal-deen Kassim (Nigeria)

    Lead, Engineering and Field Operations, Project Gaia Inc (Nigeria)


  • Katrina McIntosh (Trinidad and Tobago)

    Children’s Services Assistant, Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago


  • Laura-Maria Tiidla (Estonia/Denmark)

    Project Coordinator, International Sport and Culture Association (Denmark)


  • Mary Mogana (Kenya)

    Peer Educator, Plan International Kenya


  • Mbulelo Mochochoko (Lesotho)

    Programmes Manager Kick4Life


  • Rizqi (Indonesia)

    YHP Project Assistant, Plan International Indonesia


  • Sakina Abdul (Kenya)

    Peer Educator, Plan International Kenya


  • Samuel Ogunsola (Nigeria)

    Founder Food and Genes Initiative


  • Siddhaarth Sudhakaran (India)

    Co-founder/Treasurer of Lonepack


  • Stephen Ogweno (Kenya)

    Founder/CEO Stowelink


  • Surbhi Shrivastava (India)

    Public Health Researcher, CEHAT


  • Victor Ugo (Nigeria)

    Founder/President of Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI)


  • Vinicius Rego (Brazil)

    Founder Meu Amigo Medico




Meet the 2018 YHP Scholars for One Young World

Young people bring energy, passion, innovation and new insights to the many health challenges that we face. We are delighted to be able to support 20 of these rising stars as YHP scholars to attend the One Young World Summit in The Hague in the Netherlands from 17-20 October 2018.  

Our young scholars are social entrepreneurs, educators, activists, volunteers, health professionals, executives, investors, mentors and much more working in areas as diverse as mental health, primary healthcare, sexual and reproductive health, emergency response, primary and secondary prevention, education and digital platforms. 

Our scholars come from all over the world and at the Summit they will join more than 1,300 other talented and motivated young people in their quest to make the world a better place. They will also hear and be heard by One Young World Counsellors. In the past, these Counsellors have included Justin Trudeau, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Emma Watson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, and Arianna Huffington.

We hope that this will help them to realise their dreams and become even more effective at achieving positive change.

You can meet some of our scholars below. The opinions that they share are their own and should not be taken to represent those of the Young Health Programme or any other organisation.


  • Courtney Sunna

    VP at Allergy Standards, United States


  • Denise Fragoso

    Plan International Brazil, Brazil


  • Hauwa Ojeifo

    Founder & Executive Director, She Writes Woman, Nigeria


  • Ibrahim Hassan

    Plan International Volunteer, Kenya


  • James Chege

    Marketing Director- Usalama Technology Limited, Kenya


  • Jose Manuel Besares Lopez

    International Health Consultant & Co-Founder of BIDESIDA UANL, Mexico


  • Lucas Rosatelli

    Plan International, Brazil


  • Margianta Surahman Juhanda Dinata

    Co-Initiator and Spokesperson of Youth Movement for FCTC, Indonesia


  • Siti Syifaún Nufus Zainuddin

    Project Coordinator Young Health Project, Indonesia


  • Sohil

    Co-Founder, OSV, United States


  • Swarnima Bhattacharya

    Founder, TheaCare: Women's Health Companion, India


  • Vindhya Vatsyayan

    India