Implementing Multifaceted and Cross-sectoral Policies for Improving Adolescent Health

Session: Accelerating Action for Adolescent Health: What Else Do We Need to Know?

Presenter: Chipasha Iliamupu, YWCA Zambia

We will speak from personal experience about transformative approaches to youth and adolescent health, including cross-sectoral initiatives that provide an environment that supports the overall well-being of adolescents.  The speaker will highlight the need for approaches that address cultural values and norms, legislation, and that focus on community engagement.  She will also point to the need for increased agency and participation of women and girls as a means of countering discrimination and demanding accountability for health.