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PHI's GOJoven Presents at YTH Live Conference April 28 in San Francisco

April 22, 2015

YTH Live (April 26 - 28 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco) is the premier conference for trailblazing technology advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults and other underserved populations. Each year, the brightest minds in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather at YTH Live to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch new collaborations. Over 600 intergenerational attendees are expected in 2015, with a global audience of more than 2,000 participating online.

Omar Rodriguez, a fellow from PHI's GOJoven Belize program, and Esther Tahrir, director of GOJoven, will present at the following break-out sesson:


Sexual and Reproductive Health, Beyond Borders

  • Tuesday, April 28
  • 9:45 - 11 am
  • Kyoto room
  • Technology and communications infrastructure varies from country to country, as well as the public’s access to mobile devices. This session explores mobile interventions for health outcomes in various developing nations, offering lessons and inspiration applicable in the USA.

Omar Lucio Rodriguez is a police officer who became a GOJoven Fellow at the age of 29.  Omar has served as the GOJoven Belize Program Training Coordinator and is a graduate of the GOJoven Training of Trainers workshops. He is an adept facilitator in the topics of emergency contraception, masculinity, gender equity, HIV/AIDS, team building and team integration. Omar is passionate about confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and has served as the chairperson for the San Ignacio, Cayo Branch of the National AIDS Commission.  Omar has also worked as a consultant for the Caring for Children project for all children affected by or who have acquired HIV/ AIDS in Belize. In addition, he has served as a board member for Cornerstone Foundation, and has collaborated with Youth for the Future to educate students on issues of human rights and the rights of children.  Omar has also volunteered his time counseling couples and men at Mary Open Door, a women’s organization, where he emphasizes violence prevention.

See the full YTH Live schedule and follow the conference using #ythlive.