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

  • Joseph Dusabe

    Chief Executive Officer, itetero iwacu, Rwanda

  • Lucas Rosatelli

    Plan International, Brasil

  • Margianta Surahman Juhanda Dinata

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

  • Quinn Underwood

    Co-founder ADVIN, Canada

  • Safeena Bano

    Young Health Programme

  • 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