Tanzania: World Vision is committed to adolescent health, Wellbein
WORLD Vision Tanzania has expressed its commitment to ensure that the National Accelerated Investment Program for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is maximized. World Vision Tanzania’s commitment was made here this weekend by the organization’s director of operations, Nesserian Mollel, during the launch of the agenda chaired by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa.
He said they were aware of the government’s efforts to invest in the health and well-being of adolescents and therefore decided to come together to ensure that they (adolescents) are protected and get the necessary information. to make better decisions.
Mr. Mollel said that World Vision Tanzania, which has been operating in the country for over 40 years, has always been at the forefront of investing in HIV, child protection, economic empowerment, construction of health centers and development of educational infrastructure, among others.
âTherefore, World Vision Tanzania will work with the government and other development partners to ensure that priority interventions are fully implemented, so that the national accelerated investment program for the health and well-being of adolescents become reality, âsaid Mollel He. at 19 years old face the challenges of early pregnancy.
He added that thanks to World Vision Tanzania’s campaign to end child marriage in 16 regions, the organization will use all platforms to protect and safeguard their rights. Mr Mollel said it was high time that communities, too, saw the need to protect adolescents, girls and boys, who have curtailed their dreams through a number of challenges that could be overcome by communities.
Mollel stressed the need to end child marriage, which is on the increase. He said most teens find themselves in the trap and therefore need a special package to educate them about the dangers they face. He also demanded strict laws and regulations that protect them from abuse. During the Prime Minister’s launch, Majaliwa said that mainland Tanzania has 6,743,218 inhabitants aged 10-14 and 5,696,459 aged 15-19, which is a quarter of the total population. He said teens have been largely ignored. as a unique segment of the population.
He also said that while the importance of this age group has been recognized, the health and well-being of the group requires special attention.