Tropical Medicine & International Health
Volume 27, Issue 1 Pages: i-iv, 1-119 January 2022
SERIES ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH
Adolescent Health Series: Engagement with young people as partners in health research: Four case studies from Sub-Saharan Africa
Aoife M. Doyle, Chido Dziva Chikwari, Nomathamsanqa Majozi, Musonda Simwinga, Gracious R. Mayingire, Kelvin Simbeye, Stefanie Dringus, Sarah Bernays
First Published: 03 December 2021
Existing health services for young people (YP)(10–24 years), which are predominantly designed for but not with young people, often do not meet YP’s needs. The 2018 Global Consensus Statement on meaningful adolescent and youth engagement affirms that YP have a fundamental right to actively and meaningfully engage in all matters that affect their lives. We present four case studies from three countries in sub-Saharan Africa as practical examples of the engagement of young people as partners in health research. We critically reflect on best practices to inform and guide the increasing adoption of collaborative approaches.