Region to host first Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health

President of Trinidad and Tobago Paula-Mae Weekes to speak at youth health congress.

Trinidad and Tobago will be the location for the region’s first Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health, starting on October 14.

President of Trinidad and Tobago Paula-Mae Weekes will be the featured speaker at the event which will conclude on October 17.

The congress which is organised by a consortium of regional partners, including youth leaders, is expected to increase awareness of issues that are negatively affecting the health and well-being of adolescent and youth in the Caribbean.

It is anticipated that the congress will help mobilise greater investment for the promotion and protection of the health and well-being of all adolescents and young people in the Caribbean.

Approximately two hundred participants are expected to attend including youth from around the Caribbean, CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, youth from within key populations, youth development leaders, public health leaders, social activists, and regional civil society representatives.