Youth and Health Forum 2023 to take place in Sittway Township

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The Youth and Health Forum 2023 in Rakhine State in progress in Sittway on 10 November.

The Youth and Health Forum 2023 in Rakhine State was held for the first time on 10 November in Sittway Township, as reported by Dr Kyi Lwin, Head of Rakhine State Department of Public Health and Medical Services.
The forum aimed to enhance the health knowledge of future generations. The message was conveyed to ensure that health-related information is readily accessible.
“In the state, young people typically face issues related to drugs, and it has been observed that there are instances of death due to traffic accidents. This forum aims to enhance health knowledge, enabling individuals to recognize the dangers of drugs and understanding mental health problems related to the subsequences of drug abuse,” said Dr Kyi Lwin.
The Youth and Health Forum 2023 was held for the first time in Sittway Township. In addition to discussions and lectures on health research, medical exhibitions were also displayed at the forum.
At the forum, a mental health specialist led a discussion on essential aspects of young people’s mental health, including discussions about reproductive health, the dangers of drugs, hazards related to food and cosmetics, and talks about traffic safety. Additionally, group discussions were reported to have taken place.
The forum was launched with an address by Rakhine State Chief Minister U Htin Lin and other officials. — ASH/KZW

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