Spring Symposium 2010

Sex, Youth and Health

April 16, 2010, 9:30-17:00

Basel, Switzerland



The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (formerly the Swiss Tropical Institute)  presented its annual Spring Symposium on April 16, 2010, in Basel, Switzerland. This year’s symposium focused on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health. We explored strategies and interventions used to reach and involve young people in promoting their health, globally and in Europe, and addressed the question of the evidence base.


Invited speakers and experts from international organisations, partner countries and the Swiss TPH presented and discussed the Sexual and Reproductive Health (S&RH) issues facing youth today around the world. To bridge the gap between the realities in a European context and those in resource limited countries of the South and the Middle East, similarities were explored and context specific aspects were addressed.


The Symposium was very successful, and the discussion goes on.