Youth in Public Health: Navigating Challenges, Embracing Opportunities
Elena Chang & Hyewon Lee
Jan 31, 2024
The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) Young WFPHA working group wraps up 2023 with a reflection on the youth’s role in shaping the future of public health. Through initiatives like Young WFPHA, UNICEF’s Voices of Youth, and the WHO’s Youth Council, the youth amplifies its voices in addressing current crises.
Despite existing healthcare challenges, opportunities arise for the next generation. Digital health, featuring transformative technologies like telehealth and wearables, opens innovative pathways. Recognizing the imperative of expanding healthcare to vulnerable populations, the Young WFPHA emphasizes health equity.
Advocating for a holistic approach to global health, the Young WFPHA underscores the importance of collective solidarity. As future public health leaders, their commitment extends beyond classrooms, standing against climate challenges, crises, and disparities.