09/26/2014 12:00 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2014

These Are The Faces That Will Change Healthcare As We Know It

It can be hard for American youth to fully comprehend the health issues that plague women and children in the rest of the world. After all, we Americans tend to be vaccinated, medicated and well treated.

(In other words, we tend to be lucky.)

Thankfully, a new generation of youth leaders is shedding light on the plight of women and children everywhere – and providing a healthy dose of inspiration along the way.

On September 23rd, Johnson & Johnson teamed up with Women Deliver, Global Health Corps, and to not only highlight the key issues facing girls, women and children right now, but focus on how the youth of today can have a seat at the table.

With speakers from around the world and the moderation of former First Daughter Barbara Bush, the panel showcased brave youth leaders who are stepping outside their comfort zone to confront these issues head-on.

Below are the champions of the movement: Youth making incredible strides towards making the world a safer place for women and children.

Do you have a youth leader that inspires you everyday? Let us know in the comments.

Young Leaders