“…we are better equipped to create awareness, improve access, and foster adherence to PrEP amongst at-risk youths…”

Team VITA comprises five young amazing individuals with diverse skills and interests. First, there is Simpa Lawal. Simpa is a multi-talented guy, a 4th-year medical student at the University of Ibadan (UI). He is a writer par excellence, an orator, and interestingly, a chorister. He’s the funny one who gets everyone laughing and then brings […]

“If you are thinking of applying to 4 Youth By Youth contests, please…”

Introducing our spotlight team for September, who also double as our winners for both the Designathon and Innovation Bootcamp 2022, the first to achieve this feat since inception, ladies and gentlemen… the admirable TEAM BINTA!  Take our dramatic introduction as our way of welcoming you to the latter half of September! Can you believe we […]

“A once-in-a-lifetime event”

Adolescents and young adults (14-24 years old) in low and middle-income countries are often neglected in designing youth-friendly health services, especially HIV self-testing and preventive services. The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), 4YouthByYouth (4YBY) teams, Saint Louis University researchers, and University of North Carolina researchers organized a designathon, a 72-hour time-bound, co-created event where participants […]

“4 Youth By Youth in Action”: the 2022 PrEP4Youth Designathon

Fifty-four youth of 15 teams participated in 4 Youth By Youth’s third Designathon event at the Digital Bridge Institute in Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria. The PrEP4Youth Designathon was centered around designing innovative and unique solutions to promote PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and deliver PrEP solutions among Nigerian youth. Youth aged 17-24 years old collaborated in teams of […]

4 Youth by Youth PrEP4Youth Designathon, April 8-10, 2022: Promotion and Delivery of PrEP in Nigeria

Youth aged 14-24 years old are most vulnerable to HIV infection and suffer high rates of HIV-related deaths [1]. Fortunately, significant strides have been made to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 succeeding decades of work. In Nigeria, the HIV prevalence among individuals aged 15-49 years old is 1.4% [2]. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a preventative […]

“I believe that the right to health is just as important as the right to life.”

Our Youth Series continues with our third post delegated to Ponmile Ogunjemite. Ponmile is a lively, motivated, young individual looking to make valuable contributions to her home country of Nigeria through entrepreneurship and the development of innovations.  Ponmile began her journey with 4YouthByYouth (4YBY) in 2019 as a participant in the research on HIV/AIDS. She […]

“4YBY offers a lifetime opportunity to young people interested in research, and I want to encourage them to keep giving youths opportunities.”

Our second 4 Youth By Youth (4YBY) Youth Series post recognizes our wonderful youth Dr. Chieyine Nelson. Dr. Nelson participated in the 2019 4YBY event and is now a medical doctor and the co-founder of the Bili App, a social media app that allows people to create and join artistic challenges or trends, and Privi […]

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