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What makes young people accept help to stay well: a review of interventions in Africa

By Marisa Casale, Extraordinary Professor, University of the Western Cape
Genevieve Haupt Ronnie, Research fellow, University of Cape Town
Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun, Postdoctoral fellow, University of the Western Cape
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Anyone who has ever tried to convince an adolescent to behave a certain way is likely to be familiar with resistance. So, when offering support to help young people stay healthy, happy and out of difficulty, it’s worth knowing what they are comfortable with. Interventions that young people find acceptable are more likely to work.

But what do they find acceptable?

There isn’t much research about this in low- and middle-income countries, specifically in Africa or beyond the health sector. This is despite the fact that there are 360…The Conversation


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