UNICEF and Ministry of Health hold training workshop to strengthen AWBCs’ resilience in emergencies

07 March 2021

In a joint cooperation among the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, the Adolescent Wellbeing Clubs (AWBCs) and UNICEF Iran, a four-day consultative hands-on workshop was launched today 7 March in Kermanshah for the technical staff and adolescents from AWBCs in Iran.

The aim is to strengthen their resilience in emergencies and help improve adolescent and youth capacities in preparedness for and response to emergencies such as natural disasters, the COVID pandemic, and similar crises.

During this event, the AWBC Emergency Preparedness Protocol will be finalized with active participation of adolescents which will help them learn about participatory action research methods in the emergency preparedness plan. 

Adolescent Well-being Clubs were launched by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education with UNICEF support in early 2016 to enhance young people’s participation and increase their knowledge and skills on how to protect themselves against physical, social and psychological risks as well as how to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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