Rabat - Youth-led NGO, Healthrope International, hosted the second edition of its annual “Tree of Health” Conference on December 10th.
Rabat – Youth-led NGO, Healthrope International, hosted the second edition of its annual “Tree of Health” Conference on December 10th.
The conference was held at Cité Universitaire Internationale in Rabat and was organized in collaboration with the Association of Student Doctors and Pharmacists in Rabat (AMPER).
Other stakeholders participating were the Confederation of Students and Trainees in Morocco (CESAM), Africa Health Service (AHS), Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), Ghana Students’ Association in Morocco (GHASAM), Yenda NGO and Africarisme Group.
The conference brought together youth from different regions across Morocco and from different national and cultural backgrounds.
The theme for this year was “Diabetes, an underestimated danger,” which was examined in a panel discussion jointly led by Dr. Bernard Baudouin Boanimbek, General Secretary of Yenda and Samuel Opoku Gyamfi, Founder of Healthrope International. There was also a session on “Sexually Transmitted Infections,” jointly animated by Dr. Maria Achour and Dr. Aaicha Benarfa, from the Africa Health Service as well as a session on stress management, presented by Samuel Opoku Gyamfi.
Other speakers included Mr. Olivier Bassock. As part of the conference’s agenda, the Morocco Chapter of Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) launched the “Africa Youth for SDGs” program for SDGs 1,2,3,4 and 13. Through this program, young people were enlightened on how to have a positive impact in their respective communities, using community-adapted methods.
This year’s conference ended with an exercise on Sophrology – A stress-management exercise for mind and body relaxation.