YHP BRAZIL – São Paulo Programme
2020 - 2025
The local context
According to the World Health Organisation, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Brazil account for 74% of all deaths, with a 17% risk of premature death between 30-70 years. Cardiovascular diseases and cancers are the most prevalent causes of deaths in Brazil, accounting for 28% and 18% of mortality respectively.
Improve the health and well-being of young people by increasing their knowledge on NCD prevention, increasing their capacity to make informed decisions about their health, improving health services and advocating for a supportive policy environment for young people.
The direct beneficiaries of the programme are 60,300 young people aged 10-24 and over 800 teachers, parents, health professionals and government and civil society stakeholders from the targeted districts in the São Paulo, who will be reached through working with schools, families, health facilities, and other community structures.
An additional 900,000 young people will be reached indirectly through campaigns, events and other YHP awareness raising activities in São Paulo.
1. Empower young people through building knowledge and skills on NCD prevention, enabling them to take informed decisions about their health, using peer education and community outreach.
2. Mobilise communities including schools, families and community stakeholders on NCD prevention and the broader health of young people, to create a supportive and enabling environment for young people.
3. Strengthen health services to meet the needs of young people.
4. Advocate for a policy environment that supports NCD prevention and promotes the broader health of young people.