Leadership, commitment, advocacy and voluntarism are the binding principles of Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health in the Philippines, which are grounded on the following philosophy:
VYLH-Philippines believes that collectively the youth sector can lead in collaboration with other sectors in nation building by working towards a healthy society.
VYLH-Philippines believes that in order to play a critical role in nation building, unrelenting commitment to humanitarian endeavor that benefits the public is of utmost importance.
VYLH-Philippines believes that the network in collaboration with government and non-government health agencies at all levels shall advocate for the health needs of the youth sector and public towards a healthy future.
VYLH-Philippines believes that the spirit of volunteerism should be inculcated in the minds of the youth, making them more responsible and concerned citizens.
Our National Goal
To create a network of Volunteer Youth Leaders and Youth Organizations in universities and schools in major cities and communities in the Philippines dedicated to the promotion of awareness on the role of folic acid on the prevention of birth defects specifically neural tube defects., promotion of newborn screening, and gathering of public support for rare disorders.
Specifically, VYLH-Philippines aims: