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Teenagers from Sonora and Baja California learned about leadership and environmental care during National Adolescence Week Print E-mail

Ensenada, Baja California/Hermosillo,Sonora, MX., September 19, 2011 (PAHO/WHO) – National Adolescence Week in Mexico was celebrated from September 19 to 23rd. During this week two leadership workshops in which about 238 young leaders from Baja California and Sonora, Mexico had the opportunity to attend. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/ WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office in collaboration with the Health Secretariats from Sonora and Baja California, along with the National Health Center for the Childhood and Adolescence were in charge of these workshops that took place in the cities of Hermosillo and Pótam in Sonora and in Ensenada, Baja California on September 20th and 22nd respectively. Some of the topics discussed during this week were: environmental care, accident prevention, and violence prevention in a love relationship.


PURPOSE: To share experiences from the ecoclubs in the United States-Mexico border, to develop a diagnosis from the environmental necessities in the participants’ community, and to get the participants to propose original interventions. 

METHODOLOGY AND EXPECTED RESULTS: To promote activities that can help obtain a better quality of life, to contribute to the society wellbeing, environment preservation, and a local sustainable development, as well as to form Grupos de Adolescentes Promotores de Salud (GAPS), groups of young leaders that identify, intervene, and resolve issues through their active participation.


  •  Sanitary Jurisdiction from Ensenada
  •  Benito García Health Center
  •  Baja California Health Secretariat
  •  Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
  •  Sonora Health Secretariat
  •  National Health Center for the Childhood and Adolescence
  •  Sanitary Jurisdiction from Ciudad Obregón
  •  National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Communities  


United States-Mexico Border Ecoclubs Network Blog
PAHO/WHO U.S.-Mexico Border Office Web Site
Ecoclubs International Network Web Site

Semana Nacional del Adolescente (Baja California/Sonora)

The Pan American Health Organization, founded in 1902, works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of their peoples. It serves as the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO). PAHO/WHO United States-Mexico Border Office was established in 1942, it continues to facilitate and promote border collaboration with public and private binational institutions and entities involved in improving the health of the population at the Border.

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Lorely Ambriz
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 11:32

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