Fact Sheet

WHO estimates that 70% of premature deaths among adults are largely due to behaviors initiated during adolescence, including poor eating habits (WHO 2005. Ten facts about chronic diseases).

Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 24 years, according to a report published by WHO. The report, Youth and Road Safety, says that nearly 400 000 young people under the age of 25 are killed in road traffic crashes every year. Millions more are injured or disabled. (WHO-2007)

Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, surpassed only by accidents and homicide. (CDC-2007)

Young people under 25 years constitute one-third of the more than a quarter of a million people infected with an STI each day (Blum and Nelson 2004; FHI 2009).

My wish for children in 25 years time is…......

To my knowledge, the major problems that the children of today's world are facing are malnutrition, gender inequality, child labor, child marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual crimes, war/violence, depression, lack of education, drug addiction, lack of emotional security etc. So, if I...

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Let’s Invest in Young Girls Now

Today, the whole world is celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme is...

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Stop early marriages!

The youth summit held in Kinshasa on October 29, 2014, was a day filled with learning about early...

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Blind teacher continues to beat odds

The first cry by a newborn baby usually signals a successful delivery. But to Martha Munjuri, it w...

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Hunger in america

1 in 6 people in America face hunger. Households with children reported a significantly higher food...

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VICTIMS

"I dedicate this to all refugees and war victims in Africa. Especially for young Africans displace...

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Legionella

Legionella has become issue of the day everywhere in my country: Portugal. At the moment the portuguese news have recorded about 302 confirmed cases of Legionella. Legionella bacteria caused 9 deaths here. This outbreak of legionella is the third largest ever in the world. We can contrac...

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Rauvolfia Serpentina; A Medicinal Herb

Rauvolfia serpentina or ‘snakeroot’ or ‘sarpagandha’ is one of the 80 species of Rauvolfia...

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Let's fight together to conquer Ebola

Every morning someone somewhere suffers the loss of a loved one. One of the main killers of these people is Ebola. Many children have been left orphans, and this has caused a very big hindrance in the in the lives of the these children. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 13,5...

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“I’m the first person to come back alive” - David (11)

Laying on a wall at the management center for the Ebola response in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, David...

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