Health problems for teenagers in continent stay underfunded and under-supported by most governments and non- state partners. Despite being under-supported health problems for teenagers have remained on the outer boundary of the health agenda. This study sought-after to spot neglected health problems for teenagers in Republic of Zimbabwe.
This paper conjointly provides the key policy issues for addressing the known neglected health problems for teenagers. The study used focus teams discussions, interviews and key informants to collect proof and knowledge for the aim of this analysis, so the paper is made on a mixture of each qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques. The analysis conjointly created relevancy relevant secondary knowledge.
According to this study the foremost neglected health problems in Republic of Zimbabwe ar health issues arising from, misuse and addiction (66%), STIs (64%), effects of alcoholic abuse and tobacco use, malaria, cholera, typhoid, and effects of sexual activity, smoking and an excessive amount of work. A deliberate policy and energy is required by the govt. with support from partners to commit additional resources towards youth health problems and additional to the present health problems for teenagers ought to be a high priority within the development and health agenda for nation.
The National Population Policy used the people 10-24 to outline the youth population. but for the aim of this analysis, the neglected youth health issues of term youth refers to teenagers aged 10-24 years no matter their gender, race, colour, religion, and political affiliation, and legal status, physical or mental incapacity. the dearth of a universal definition of youth makes mensuration the youth issues tough and therefore the comparison of knowledge across countries less reliable.
Going forward there's would like for a world agreement on the definition of youth.
Zimbabwe has total population, the country’s population is comparatively young with forty one p.c of the population being below age fifteen years and concerning four p.c age sixty five years and on top of. The population during this country is usually rural with sixty seven p.c of the full found in rural areas. There ar three familys with a mean size of four persons per household.
Zimbabwe’s population may be a vernal one, teenagers aged zero to thirty four years represent concerning seventy six.8% of the full population supported age teams. there's a good youth socio economic dividend from teenagers that is nonetheless to be totally exploited for the advantage of the country.
Development that excludes teenagers conjointly remains incomplete as teenagers type the core of the country’s population (ZimStats, 2012) there's no nation which will move forward once its teenagers ar cornered within the cycles of financial condition, or once they have inadequate health care, and restricted education, or once they ar affected by social and cultural values that hinder their progress.
Youths ar a vulnerable cluster that require protection by government, none-state actors and their own communities. teenagers aren't a unvaried cluster thence their wants ar numerous and varied, so policy targeting teenagers ought to note of this diversity (Petersen et al, 2016).
The term of ‘Youth’ in Republic of Zimbabwe possesses varied meanings according totally different folks and organizations and context. Definitions vary from people who ar strictly of a legal nature to people who ar of a purposeful one. altogether countries, the terms adolescent, teenager, youth all sit down with teenagers undergoing physical mental and cultural transition from childhood to adulthood. the globe Health Organization defines adolescents as folks aged ten to nineteen and teenagers as aged 10-24.