The Committee on Health within Afrika Youth Movement was established in March 2017 following the Retreat and Forum of the Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) in Kenya. After careful deliberations members determined that there was need the for AYM to be at the forefront, raising awareness on various health challenges that we face in Africa.
The youth are the future of society, but they are also very much its present.
Health information and knowledge about diseases, bodily conditions and functions are evident determinants of health status and outcomes. However, as information (learning to know) is only useful if reinforced by positive attitudes (learning to be) and useful skills (learning to do), the ability to recognize a potential problem must be accompanied by the will and the identification of the means necessary to avoid it.
AYMHC uses Life skills as abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. They include the ability to negotiate and exercise good judgement, maintain self esteem and handle pressure.