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AstraZeneca Hong Kong’s - Young Health Programme is open for application  

Release Date: 2020-08-10

The Young Health Programme is a philanthropic initiative by AstraZeneca aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in the globe. Founded in 2010, the Young Health Programme has already reached over three million young people through peer education and public health communications across 26 countries, involved almost 5,000 AstraZeneca volunteers and trained 20,000 frontline health providers in adolescent health.

In Hong Kong, AstraZeneca Hong Kong is going to set up its very first Young Health Programme while the company is celebrating its 30 years of establishment in the city. Since its inception in 1990, AstraZeneca Hong Kong has delivered many life-changing medicines that have transformed the lives of Hong Kong patients and have revolutionized disease treatment. Apart from advancing the disease treatment, AstraZeneca Hong Kong also believes that disease prevention is the fundamental solution of accessing health.
The Young Health Programme primarily focuses on addressing the risk behaviours of young people that can lead to non-communicable disease (NCD). The risk behaviours include tobacco use, alcohol abuse, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity. These are the causes of NCD like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. More than that, helping young people to achieve whole-person development through health education, mental health care and youth empowerment is the ultimate goal of the programme.

AstraZeneca Hong Kong is now searching for partnerships with the organisations that interested in young health. The organisation who joins the Young Health Programme will be supported by the volunteer efforts of AstraZeneca Hong Kong, from funding to providing volunteer support in the practical project. Interested organisations are welcome to submit the application through the leaflet below. For enquiry, please contact us at 2941 5151or email to azhk-communications@astrazeneca.com on or before 30 September 2020.
For more details and application, please click here to download the leaflet.