Sexually Transmitted Infections in the Youth: A Challenge for National Development


  • Workenesh Ayele


An ambitious global agenda to transform our world by 2030 has resulted in the articulation of seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, one of which is the promotion of good health and well-being of people throughout the world (1).Good health is one of the bed rocks to drive the global development agenda and this holds equally true for driving the development of individual countries as well. Ensuring good health is as is as central to securing a capacitated workforce as is education and skill development. Thus giving special attention to safeguarding the health of young people is vital as they are the future and the upcoming drivers of national development. Hence it makes sense to address their health issues from the perspective of diseases and illnesses which disproportionately affect them.



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