Rubelyn Yap

Advocates for Change, Rubelyn Yap and Lina – Know Your Status! A Health Advocacy Campaign

Date grant awarded: February 9, 2019

Rubelyn Yap has been working in Ghana for the last ten years as a community mobilizer with various organizations. An avid believer in creating action, she has started the Know Your Status! A Health Advocacy Campaign in the rural region of Upper West, Ghana. As fewer non-governmental organizations and government agencies go to remote areas to sensitize the community on various health topics, Rubelyn saw a need.

She is working to get the individuals in far communities the access to community-based health planning services, including free HIV testing and Hepatitis C vaccinations. Rubelyn and her team believe that by bridging the gap of health efficiency and accessibility, people will be able to live with the dignity that they deserve.