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J Adolesc Health. 2017 Feb;60(2S2):S7-S9. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.11.012.

Leadership and Innovation-Listening to and Learning From Young People in Burundi.

Author information

1
Réseau National des Jeunes vivant avec le VIH (RNJ+), Burundi. Electronic address: gcaswell@aidsalliance.org.
2
Uganda Network of Young People Living With HIV (UNYPA), Kampala, Uganda.
3
International HIV/AIDS Alliance (IHAA), Brighton, United Kingdom.
4
Uganda Youth Coalition on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and HIV (CYSRA), Kampala, Uganda.
5
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (a Program of the Public Health Institute), New York, New York.
6
Humure, Bujumbura, Burundi.
7
ATHENA Network, United Kingdom.
8
STOP AIDS NOW!, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

This commentary describes young people's leadership from the perspective of a youth-led organization in the Link Up project in Burundi, Réseau National des Jeunes vivant avec le VIH. It describes processes that enable young people to guide, influence, deliver, and improve health service provision; the challenges faced by Réseau National des Jeunes vivant avec le VIH and how they are addressing these challenges.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescents; Burundi; HIV; Meaningful youth participation; Peer to peer; Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); Young people

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