- a global campaign to raise awareness on birth defects and expand birth defects surveillance, prevention, care, and research worldwide.
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.
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. View the VYLH-Philippines Primer
Our Advocacies: In Brief
awareness among women in their reproductive age on the significance of
folic acid supplementation in the prevention of birth defects;
Increasing public awareness in saving babies from mental retardation and death through newborn screening; and
Lobbying public support for the urgent passage of the Rare Disease Act -
an act addressing the needs of patients with rare or orphan disorders.
VYLH-Philippines was invited to participate and perform during the Opening Ceremonies of the
6th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World held last November 10-13, 2013 at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu.