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Health education needs of the youth

Vehlia de Jong
Curationis | Vol 8, No 4 | a646 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v8i4.646 | © 1985 Vehlia de Jong | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1985 | Published: 27 September 1985

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Vehlia de Jong,, South Africa

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Abstract

The World Health Organisation has declared that the year 1985 is the International Year of the Youth — youth being defined as the young people in the thirteen to twenty four- year age group. This age group often escapes contact with the medical and nursing professions because of their general good health and therefore minimal need for medical care. However, the youth in South Africa, both Black and White, do have health educational needs that are to a large degree neglected and unmet.

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