The Appel de Dakar: A Call to Action

  • Published Date: July 2016
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On June 28-29, 2016, more than 80 participants in a workshop in Dakar, Sénégal—including national leaders in youth and adolescents, regional and international partners, Ministers of Health and Education from all Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries, regional civil society organization representatives, and representatives from the West African Health Organization (WAHO)—pledged to improve the health of adolescents and youth throughout the region.

Called the “Appel de Dakar,” this call to action encourages countries to improve policies and programs and establish an institutional base responsible for adolescents and youth, while urging member countries and their technical and financial partners to provide the resources necessary to change the lives of this important part of the population.