With a soaring youth population, Malawi is looking to its young adults to help bring healthcare to their communities.
HP+ contributes to optimizing health resources and fostering more equitable, sustainable, rights-based health services, supplies, and delivery systems.
World Population Day 2019 provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on what has happened over the past quarter century—the advances that have taken place and the unfulfilled aspirations yet to be achieved.
This World Population Day, an HP+ staff recounts her experiences in Malawi, where HP+ supports programs that inform the youth population of services that are available to them. This is part of the country’s national growth and development strategy and youth-friendly health services strategy.
After decades of unwavering donor support for the financing of family planning, HIV, and other priority health services, many have come to see free service provision as a given. But this perception, that essential health services and commodities are “free”, is only partially true.
In most cases, children in Guatemala drop out of school to earn a living for their families. With limited local job opportunities available, they are often forced to migrate in search of better opportunities and a prosperous future.