Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health - Philippines 
NCR-South Luzon Cluster
Los Baños, Laguna

Brief History

After being handpicked by Dr.Carmencita Padilla, then director of the Institute of Human Genetics of the National Institutes of Health (NIH, UP Manila), The UPLB Genetics Society accepted the proposal of being the pioneer youth organization of an advocacy-awareness program focused on the promotion of Folic Acid Supplementation and its importance in the prevention of birth defects. In cooperation with technical partners from the Institute of Human Genetics (IHG, NIH-UP Manila), planning sessions were held together with the initial drafting of the project’s proposal and a youth awareness assessment questionnaire. In February 2009, the UPLB GeneSoc initiated the formation of a network of UPLB student organizations that support the campaign. Representatives of member organizations then served as participant-facilitators in the National Youth Camp that led to the formation of VYLH-Philippines.

About VYLH-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.

Website     bit.ly/vylhphilippines
Blog           vylhphilippines.blogspot.com
Email         vyl_philippines@yahoo.com

The VYLH-Philippines Network of
Youth Organizations

College of Arts and Sciences
The UPLB Genetics Society
The UPLB Microbiological Society
College of Human Ecology
UP Oikos
UP Society of Human Settlements Planners
College of Development Communication
UP Community Broadcasters Society

UNESCO Club UP Los Baños

College of Human Ecology
Philippine Association of Nutrition - Alpha Omega Chapter
College of Agriculture
Concordia Scientia Animalis

Rotaract Club of Los Baños

Faculty Adviser

Dr. Merlyn Mendioro
Co-founding Adviser, VYLH-Philippines
Director, Institute of Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños

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