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About SAYPHIN

SAYPHIN is a platform for building greater capacity and promoting adolescent health research and effective services with a view to building new partnerships, obtaining new grants and initiating new dimensions of activities that will make us a Regional Centre of Excellence in Adolescent Health in Sub-Saharan Africa, such that we can not only nurture individuals but also mentor centres and institutions.

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SAYPHIN is passionate about promoting the dignity, competencies and capacities, confidence, character and active involvement of young people in national health and development agenda.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

To increase awareness about the health and development situations and needs of adolescents and other young people in Nigeria

To advance the practice of adolescent health and medicine in Nigeria through policy advocacy, partnership building with professional groups, development partners including governmental agencies, civil society organisations, academic and research institutions, and  international development organizations

To foster communication and collaborative actions among adolescent and youth health practitioners to improve young people’s health

To promote research and evidence-informed actions on advancing the health and development of young people in Nigeria

To provide technical leadership on all matters relating to the health, well-being and development of young people in Nigeria.

To develop educational programmes and other human resources development activities to build capacities to improve healthcare service delivery and other interventions to improve the health and development of young people in Nigeria

To advocate and support the fostering of  an environment that is friendly to young people, supportive of their optimal health and development, as well as promote their dignity, competencies and capacities, confidence, character and active involvement in national health and development agenda

OUR CORE VALUES

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STRATEGIC

SAYPHIN strives to achieve the highest attainable standard in its mission and will therefore be strategic in its approaches and activities.

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YOUTH-FOCUSED

SAYPHIN regards young people as great resources, and will optimally promote the principle of adolescent youth involvement and participation in all her affairs

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HIGH IMPACT

SAYPHIN will aim to ensure optimal use of resources and opportunities to ensure the optimal impact of its activities.

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ADOLESCENT-FOCUSED

SAYPHIN focuses primarily on the health, development and well-being of adolescents and young people.

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PARTNERSHIP

SAYPHIN recognizes that advancing adolescent health depends upon effective partnership among adolescents, families, health professionals, public and private sectors, communities, schools and other social institutions.

INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY

SAYPHIN is guided by the highest ideals and ethical standards, including respect for individual dignity, equity, and justice, and recognition that age-appropriate, developmentally-sensitive health care is a right and not a privilege.

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

SAYPHIN recognizes that optimal development of adolescents and young people needs appropriate action across disciplines, professions and sectors, with strong collaboration between various actors.

Here are the 5 Cs of Positive Youth Development of our focus:

COMPETENCE

CHARACTER

CONFIDENCE

CARING

CONNECTION

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Society for Adolescent and Young People’s Health in Nigeria

SECRETARIAT
Academy for Health Development (AHEAD)
Block 13, Ajanaku Estate, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

P.O.Box 1905, Ile-Ife 220005 OAU Post Office, Osun State, Nigeria

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