The Youth for Youth (Y4Y) Program in Western Kenya: One Year Later A Lecture and Video Show

Paula Tavrow, PhD Tue 22nd February 2005 2:00-3:30 PM Bunche Hall, Room 10367 Globalization Research Center--Africa

Tuesday, February 22, 2005
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Paula Tavrow, PhD, principal investigator, will discuss the Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program, an adolescent education and services model to reduce HIV/STDs and teen pregnancies in rural Western Kenya. In addition, a video of Kenyans describing the Y4Y program will be shown, which was directed by MPH student Lidia Carlton. Due to the increasing incidence of HIV/STDs and unwanted pregnancies among African adolescents, there is an urgent need for innovative interventions that can achieve increased reproductive health knowledge and reduced sexuality risk-related behavior among youth, particularly those who live in rural areas. The goal of the Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program is to demonstrate the efficacy and sustainability of a new, comprehensive model to improve the sexual and reproductive health of rural Kenyan adolescents. A unique feature of Y4Y is that youth in secondary schools educate and empower youth in primary schools, who currently have no access to reproductive health information and services.

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The lecture is part of an ongoing initiative to explore the global implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. This forum is free and open to the public. Parking is available on campus for $7 in lot 3, located on Hilgard Avenue and Wyton.