Promoting a Healthier Africa

Public health helps guard communities against preventable diseases, controls disease outbreaks and promotes healthier lifestyles. But public health can’t stand alone, communication plays an important role in keeping your community healthy. Accurately reporting on health issues is critical because rumors and inaccurate information have devastating consequences that can harm not only individuals but communities and whole countries.

YALICares is designed to increase awareness and literacy on health matters and encourage you to serve as community health advocates. You play a vital role in promoting public health and as a network you can work together for a healthier Africa! Find out how you can be involved in YALICares below.

Be a health advocate and join:

Once you join you will receive a personalized graphic to share on social media.


Share the YALICares on Facebook or Twitter using the buttons below and don’t forget share your pledge graphic on social media using the hashtag #YALICares.

Share photos of responsible health practices in your community on social media by using the hashtag #YALICares, and by tagging YALI Network.


Take the course

Complete the YALI Network Online Course Effective Communication for Healthy Outcomes and earn a certificate.

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Want to learn more about a specific health topic? Take a look through these fact sheets from the World Health Organization.


Share your knowledge with others about the importance of health communications and organize a YALICares event using Lesson 2: “Health Communications: The Message, The Messenger, & The Audience”. Download the full YALICares Event Toolkit here [PDF] for everything you need to know about organizing and facilitating a YALI Network Online Course. If you are already familiar with facilitating YALI Network Online Courses, then you can just download the YALICares facilitation guide[PDF] instead of the full toolkit.


Tell us about your #YALILearns session and earn a special YALI Network Health Advocate certificate.

Please note that you will not receive your certificate immediately, once your submission has been reviewed you will receive your certificate via email.

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