Wellcome Trust report on involving young people in health research

22 February, 2021

Dear HIFA,

I hope this email finds you well.

Last week, Wellcome published a study exploring the role, benefits and potential of young people’s involvement in health research that may be of interest to you and/or your networks.


The reports include:

Findings from a rapid evidence review of 187 academic papers on young people's involvement in health research, with a focus on mental health, infectious diseases and climate change/global heating.


Recommendations on how to strengthen young people's involvement in health research from 146 stakeholders across 18 countries, including India, Indonesia, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Vietnam.


If possible, I would be grateful if you could help us to disseminate the reports to any relevant stakeholders – either through social media, your website, or a newsletter (if applicable).

We envisage that the reports will be of interest to a wide audience, including; funders, researchers, NGOs and youth advocacy organisations, policy makers and the global health community.

I would be more than happy to provide content for a newsletter/blog piece on request.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,


Alfie Dewdney

Graduate Trainee | Education and Learning Team, Wellcome Trust

Pronouns: He/him