• Youth Expo set for Bulawayo
    23/10/2013 | ZYC
    Youth Expo set for BulawayoBulawayo will this year host the inaugural National Youth Expo to mark Africa Youth Day. The 2-day event is scheduled for 1 and 2 November at the White City Stadium with other side events scheduled for the National University of Science and Technology.

    The expo, which is being jointly organized .....
  • Youth Urged to Pay Back Loans
    18/10/2013 | ZYC
    Youth Urged to Pay Back LoansYouth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Francis Nhema told a two-day Indigenisation and Empowerment Conference in Harare on Wednesday that youths who were failing to pay back loans they accessed under the Kurera/Ukondla Youth Fund are compromising the continuity and success of the pr..... Read More >>
  • ZYC Statement on the Day of the International Girl Child
    11/10/2013 | ZYC
    ZYC Statement on the Day of the International Girl ChildZimbabwe today joins the rest of the world to commemorate the Day of the International Girl Child. 11 October, is set aside the world over, as a day to recognize the rights and the unique challenges faced by the girl child around the globe.

    This year’s commemorations will be held under the theme: I.....
  • Youth Must Capitalise on Current Opportunities
    01/10/2013 | ZYC
    Youth Must Capitalise on Current OpportunitiesHerald: Innocent katsande; The decade-long economic sanctions on Zimbabwe have violated provisions of the UN Charter on State sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of our country. The result being economic deprivation and human suffering on all Zimbabweans and thus has negatively ..... Read More >>
  • ZYC Set to Co-host Green Concert
    26/09/2013 | ZYC
    ZYC Set to Co-host Green ConcertZimbabwe Youth Council together with the Ministry of Youth Development Indigenisation and Empowerment will this Friday ,29 September 2013, be partnering with the City of Harare Goodwill Ambassador for Water Conservation and Zero Littering ; our very own talented musician Mr Derek Mpofu to host the G..... Read More >>
  • Econet Donates to Junior Parliament
    16/09/2013 | ZYC
    Econet Donates to Junior ParliamentThe Junior Parliament has received mobile phones from Econet Wireless in a move aimed at enhancing communication with their constituencies. The 320 phones were handed over by Mr Derek Zhanje on behalf of Econet Wireless at a ceremony held at the Zimbabwe Youth Council head office in Harare. In a sp..... Read More >>
  • ZYC to Host Mobile Phones Handover Ceremony
    09/09/2013 | ZYC
    ZYC to Host Mobile Phones Handover CeremonyZimbabwe Youth Council and partners will on Thursday the 12th of September at 2pm host a Mobile Phone Handover Ceremony at the Youth Council Head Office which is set to benefit the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe.

    In line with this year’s theme for the day of the African Child which is “Eliminating.....
  • Child Friendly Budgeting Programme Second Level Takes Off
    06/09/2013 | ZYC
    Child Friendly Budgeting Programme Second Level Takes Off The Child Friendly National Budget Initiative (CFNBI) Programme second level which promotes downstream training of children on child friendly budgets and advocacy has begun in all provinces around the country. This follows the first level of the programme which focused on ‘Train-the-trainer’ t..... Read More >>
  • Former Junior Member of Parliament For Gweru Gets Scholarship To The Prestigious Harvard University (USA)
    05/09/2013 | ZYC
    Former Junior Member of Parliament For Gweru Gets Scholarship To The Prestigious Harvard University (USA)A former Gweru student who also served in the Junior parliament as MP for Gweru is now in the United States after getting a scholarship under the U.S. Embassy’s United States Achievers Program following his remarkable results in last year’s Advanced Level examinations.

    Stancellous Matoreva l.....
  • ZYC optimistic on the swearing in of new MP’s
    04/09/2013 | ZYC
    ZYC optimistic on the swearing in of new MP’s Zimbabwe Youth Council would like to congratulate the newly sworn in Members of Parliament representing their respective constituencies across the country. As the representative and the umbrella body for the Youth of Zimbabwe on this day we would like to challenge our new Honourable members of Parli..... Read More >>


Any nation world over relies on the strength and energies that young people possess. Countries tap on the health of young people for sustainable development. It is important to do deliberate programming on issues of health in particular HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Sexual and Reproductive Health. The previous Zimbabwe National Youth Policy was not comprehensive enough to address health issues for youth hence the review and the current publication of a revised one. If young people are not health development of any nation or community is compromised. Young people in various geographical locations have suffered silently mainly because there were no policy issues addressing their needs. At policy level there was no deliberate approach to mention the strategies to address youth health issues.
Health information has been available for those with access to health institutions, in urban centres and those in reach of NGOs. Young people in newly resettled farming areas, mining communities and those in the remotest parts of the country were not reached with health information. The current National Youth Policy is very clear on health issues for young people. It states that, “Health is a fundamental and cross cutting issue which has important bearing on children and youth’s wellbeing and capacity to partake in education, skills development, poverty eradication, and participation in the national economic, political and social processes”. Article 5.5 in the Youth Policy talks about health with the overall goal of promoting healthy lifestyles and personal wellbeing with particular emphasis on prevention of HIV and AIDS and promotion of reproductive health and care. The policy is expected to shake things up in the health sector making sure that young people health is made a priority.
The following objectives were proposed;
•    To address the specific health problems faced by young people which inhibit their capacity to participate in society;
•    To contribute to the reduction in the spread of STIs and HIV among the youth and mitigate their impact on the individual and society;
•    To reduce alcohol and substance abuse, and pornography among the youth;
•    To reduce the incidence of teenage and unwanted pregnancies, and the sequel of unsafe abortion;
The above objectives can only be achieved by a multi sectoral response where all organizations programming on health issues come together to address the health needs of young people.




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Government through the Ministry of Youth Development Indigenization and Empowerment has met both its local and international obligations in terms of ratifying international youth treaties and facilitating for the creation of the revised National Youth Policy which contains the current needs and requirements of the youth.


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The Youth Council registers Youth Organizations, Clubs, Associations and Trusts in order to advocate for their interest and needs to Government among other issues.

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