Many civil society actors, including us at YP-CDN have been left wondering why youth continue to be left out of the agenda. From removing age limits of all people living with disabilities under the age of 30, as well as including more youth-led actors in the process, we aim to push forward policy to advocate for human rights and conflict-free policy. We look forward to fruitful discussions in our November 5th Webinar at 9AM EST, "What's Next: Catalyzing the Youth Agenda Post HLM3". Save the date and RSVP at the link below today.
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Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN) & UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY)
Lucy represents the Commonwealth Youth Health Network (CYHN) as the Global Focal Point for SDG 3/WHA/FCTC-Health in the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY), and helps coordinates youth participation in health policy development, monitoring and review. In addition, the CYHN partners with the Commonwealth Secretariat and member countries in achieving health-related development goals - particularly those relating to NCDs, UHC and SRHR. This includes supporting country-level planning and ensuring youth-led accountability for health. Over the last twelve months the network has led a campaign on mental health in the Caribbean, empowered young people to advocate for youth-friendly health services in the Pacific, and organised SDG 3 hackathons in cities from London to Lagos.
A public health specialist by background, Lucy has worked extensively in policy, research and practice. Her experience includes developing strategic approaches to improve community health and well-being in London, coordinating international chronic disease surveillance initiatives, and working to address health system strengthening challenges across multiple countries and contexts. As a youth health advocate, she has also been actively involved in negotiating for health and well-being within the 2030 Agenda and related UN processes - particularly around NCDs and mental health.
She is currently employed as a Principal Public Health Specialist for Public Health Wales where she is leading a new strategy to embed health, well-being and equity across all sectors and within the context of sustainable development. Her work also includes supporting implementation of the Future Generations (Wales) Act, which enshrines sustainable development in law and seeks to tackle Wales’ complex issues, for example the links between intergenerational poverty, disadvantage, economic inactivity and health inequalities.
Social media handles: @CWYouthHealth and @UNMGCY
Lucy has spent her career working in the intersection of health and technology, exploring ways to build and measure solutions that support health at scale.
She was the inaugural General Manager of Smiling Mind, which she grew to be Australia's most successful wellbeing app with over 1.5 million users in 3 years. She was a finalist in the 2016 Young Australian of the Year Awards for this work.
Following this, Lucy spent 3 years in the New York tech scene with the vision to learn best-practices in technology and innovation, and apply them to the health sector. She is now the Executive Director at NCDFREE, a global social movement raising awareness and training the next generation of leaders on non-communicable diseases.
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations
Tarek is a third year Medical Student from Tunis, Tunisia. He is the Liaison Officer for Public Health Issues of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) representing 1.3 Million Medical Students’ worldwide and actively advocating for Non Communicable Diseases and Environment, Climate Change & Health. He was part of Tunisia's Ministry of Health's as well as IFMSA's Policy Commissions on Non Communicable Diseases and was present at the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs' General Meeting and the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.