VYLH-Philippines is a network of pro-active, service-oriented, empowering, and visionary leaders equipped with knowledge and skills in mobilizing the youth towards a healthy Philippines.
The Volunteers Youth Leaders for Health – Philippines (VYLH-Philippines) is a national collaboration of youth leaders of youth organizations in universities and communities in the Philippines. This novel undertaking is part of an international effort to establish the March of Dimes – Global Network for Maternal and Infant Health (GNMIH) participated by youth counterparts in China and Lebanon linked by the common interest of volunteerism and public service, to improve birth outcomes worldwide through advocacy.
Our Advocacies: In Brief
Increasing awareness among women in the reproductive age on the significance of folic acid supplementation in the prevention of birth defects;
Increasing awareness among women in the reproductive age on risk factors and lifestyle choices for the prevention of preterm births;
Increasing public awareness in saving babies from mental retardation and death through newborn screening; and
Increasing public awareness on the Rare Diseases Act of the Philippines and promoting the needs and rights of patients with rare or orphan disorders