“…as long as youths are involved in solving current challenges, a better Nigerian future awaits us all”

For our very first Youth Series post, we, 4 Youth By Youth (4YBY), are delighted to recognize Ojo Victor Oluwaseun. Victor started as a participant in the 2019 4YBY Designathon and is now a supervisor of our nationwide study (4YBY RCT implementation). We welcome you to read about Victor and his accomplishments and view his […]

4YBY Youth Series

At 4 Youth By Youth (4YBY), we seek to develop creativity in our youth. We yearn to enhance the development of innovative ideas through our crowdsourcing open calls, bootcamps, and designathons and plant the seed of discovering artistic and novel solutions to today’s problems.  We are excited to announce the start of our “Youth Series” […]

Nurturing Culturally-Salient Youth Narratives on HIV Self-Testing Uptake

The mission of 4 Youth by Youth (4YBY) is to continue to push youth-engaged research forward. Youth-participatory research gives voice to youth and allows freedom of expression and formulation of new ideas that may otherwise be missed. When thinking about new health solutions, such as HIV self-testing (HIVST), promoting youth-engaged findings about such solutions allows […]

Findings from the crowdsourcing open call: 4YBY/AHISA Webinar

As mentioned and described in a previous blog post, “Youth Engagement Webinar”, a crowdsourcing contest was organized by 4 Youth By Youth (4YBY) in collaboration with Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA) to solicit ways in which adolescents have been involved in HIV-focused research in Africa.  A webinar was held on Thursday, […]

Youth Engagement Webinar

Crowdsourcing open calls benefit populations as a whole by creating open communication and engagement. They include a sea of creative ideas from independently skilled and diverse individuals over a wide area offering innovative solutions to questions and real-world problems.  4 Youth By Youth (4YBY), in partnership with Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance […]

Youth Participation and Leadership in Action

Imagine.  You develop research skills. You build connections and opportunities. You participate in innovative activities and programs. You share your voice and opinions with others who listen. You create community decisions that put your community’s future at the forefront. You help draft and change policies that benefit your country and the citizens who live there—you, […]

Global Engagement of Youth

Our purpose at 4 Youth By Youth (4YBY) is to promote youth participation in innovation and entrepreneurial activities that lead to sustainable solutions for health. We value young people and the change they can make in our societies, and we aim to engage youth in all aspects of research. Our in-country youth ambassadors are advocates […]

“Nothing For Us Without Us”: The Nigerian National Standards & Minimum Service Package for Adolescent & Youth-Friendly Health Services

When thinking about health access, it is important to keep in mind youth health access. The mission of 4 Youth By Youth (4YBY) is for youth to be active engagers in their health and understand that their voice matters in health decisions. This is why understanding what the Nigerian National Standards and Minimum Service Package […]

Today’s participants, tomorrow’s leaders

When you picture your future, what do you see? “Are you a leader or a follower?” – the question written in my “Q&A a day” journal in which I wrote, “I think I’m a good mix of both, but I’d like to become even more of a leader.” –Alexis Engelhart, Research Assistant Education is powerful. […]

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