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养发专委会快讯丨青年健康论坛发出青年倡议 全球健康需要青年参与

博鳌亚洲论坛全球健康论坛首届大会于2019年6月10日在中国青岛正式拉开帷幕,作为本届大会最重要的分论坛之一,主题为‘HealthyYouth, Health World’的青年健康论坛已于10日上午成功举办。

论坛突破传统的讲话报告的形式,以一段vlog开场,生动展现了青年人生活中无处不在的健康问题,以及全球健康领域中活跃的青年力量。随后,全球健康论坛大会主席陈冯富珍女士到场接受了青年论坛提出的满载青年人热情和决心的《青年参与全球健康倡议书》,向到场听众宣读了倡议书重点内容,并赞赏了倡议书的发布。

论坛邀请了不同领域、不同国家的专家学者以Ted演讲的形式与到场听众共话健康生活方式与健康行为、性与生殖健康和权利及性教育、精神健康、信息时代媒体与健康、健康融入所有政策等当代青年面临的健康问题,探讨了青年参与的必要性。

由现场志愿者发起的一段快闪舞蹈展现了健康青年人的蓬勃朝气和感染力,将论坛气氛推向了高潮。论坛最后,中外青年学者、青年学生、援外医疗队青年医生、国际组织任职代表和健康产业中的青年创业者共同就青年在全球健康治理和促进中的责任与潜力、阻力与障碍等问题进行了圆桌讨论,并回答了现场听众的精彩提问。

健康的青年一代,意味着健康的世界前景,而全球健康促进工作的青年参与,也意味着未来全球健康促进的蓬勃生机。在全球化时代,中国国际地位稳步提升,中国青年肩负着全球健康和发展的重要责任,也面临着空前的机遇和挑战。如何更好地团结全球的青年力量,发现和解决自身的健康问题,并积极参与全球健康治理工作,是当代中国青年的必然使命。

本届青年健康论坛汇集了全球健康领域的资深力量和青年榜样,以青年人的视角探讨了青年面临的健康问题及解决方式,展现了青年人参与全球健康治理的责任与担当,受到了大会主席和到场听众的关注和好评,也让人们对未来的全球健康领域中的青年力量充满期待。

 

以上为倡议全文:

 

QingdaoDeclaration on Global Youth Health

In this new era, young people are standing at theforefront of global health and propelling its future development. Weacknowledge that health is a right and not a privilege. As a representativegroup of young people from diverse national, cultural, religious, and socialbackgrounds, who have gathered at the Youth Forum of the First Global HealthForum of the Boao Forum for Asia, we are united in our efforts and voices. Wecall on other young people around the world to contribute to and join ourcapacities, wisdom, and vibrant energy, regardless of national boundaries, to shoulderthe responsibility of global health development and strive for a healthy andsustainable world.

 

Together, wedeclare the following:

 

1. We fully affirm the “We thefuture” – A Youth Declaration, which was presented at the 67thUnited Nations DPI NGO Conference, and we aim to share its values and visions,abide by its commitments, and achieve its health targets, including (but notlimited to) achieving the targets that were set forth in the United Nations 2030Agenda for Sustainable Development;

 

2. We recognize that youngpeople of different religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds throughout theworld should respect each other, be inclusive and understanding of each other,and take the initiative to shoulder responsibility for global healthdevelopment;

 

3. We appreciate the “health beyondhealth” concept, not only for its pursuit of individual physical health butalso for its inclusion of mental, psychological, physical, social,environmental and moral health, together with other aspects of well-being;

 

4. We call for strengthening youngpeople’s health literacy, increasing their control of their own health, empoweringthemselves, and enabling their engagement in global health actions;

 

5. We acknowledge the impact thatnurturing new generations can have on sustainable societal and urge youngpeople around the world to acquire knowledge of maternal well-being, newborn care,and the risks of maternal and newborn mortality in order to achieve sustainabledevelopment;

 

6. We draw special attentionto the importance of HIV/AIDS control and encourage young people to stayfaithful to their partners and use condoms consistently;

 

7. We are fully aware of thenegative effects of smoking and alcohol consumption on personal health, on others,and on society and emphasize the benefits of a healthy diet and regularphysical activity, while recognizing that a positive mental health is thefoundation of efficient work and happiness;

 

8. We highlight the potential forourselves—young people—to advocate for and promotefuture global health, to call on other young people to engage in health-relatedscientific research, as well as practical work, in order to develop our leadershipskills and prepare for future global health governance.