Most young people are healthy. However according to World Health Organisation more than 2.6 million young people aged 10 to 24 die each year. A much greater number of young people suffer from illnesses which hinder their ability to grow and develop to their full potential.

A greater number still engage in behaviour that jeopardizes not only their current state of health, but often their health for years to come.

Six important behaviors account for most of the serious illnesses and premature deaths:

  • Tobacco use

  • Abuse of alcohol and other drugs

  • Poor eating habits

  • Physical inactivity

  • Behaviors that result in intentional and unintentional injury

  • Sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, or unintended pregnancy

All of these are preventable, as are a vast array of associated social, emotional, and physical ailments. When schools, families, and the broader community work together to support positive youth development, risk behaviors will be reduced and student’s health and academic achievement are promoted.

Promoting healthy practices during adolescence, and taking steps to better protect young people from health risks is critical to the future of countries’ health and social infrastructure and to the prevention of health problems in adulthood.

The Ministro Foundation has adopted a framework for creating essential linkages among diverse individuals and activities, within and beyond the walls of the educational institutions and the communities, to improve youth outcomes.

We at Ministro believe that being healthy is not just the absence of disease – it is complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Our youth health program effectively addresses young people’s’ health, and improves their ability to learn and improve their healthy living lifestyle.

Our program called the Integrated Youth Health Initiative (IYHI) consists of 2 main components with sub components. Each component makes a unique contribution towards a healthy living environment while also complementing the other programs of The Ministro Foundation, ultimately creating a wholesome change among the youth population.  


Family and community involved health programs

  • Family health Programs

  • Individual nutritional care


Comprehensive health education in Educational Institutions: 

  • Awareness sessions for health related topics

  • Physical education and fitness for Students and teachers

  • Counseling, psychological, and social services

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