Government to tackle health and social welfare issues of youth

The Namibia Statistics Agency, in partnership with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare: Ministry of Health and Social Services, I-TECH, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, will conduct the “Namibia Welfare of Adolescent and Youth Survey” (NAMWAYS) in Namibia between 11 March to 20 May this year.

Topics include health problems, experiences in school, access to food and goods, risk of HIV infection, experiences with medical and social services, and relationships with friends, family and community members. This survey aims to give the Government of Namibia information to respond to health and social welfare issues among young people.
The findings will allow the country to better understand the situation of children and young people’s health and social welfare and strengthen policies and programs to improve health and wellness in Namibia.
Enumerators will be seen throughout the country in specific areas to collect the information. They will be identifiable through their dress codes, vehicles, and identification letters and ID’s. The nation is urged to support this initiative.

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