Our Principles

Leadership, commitment, advocacy and volunteerism 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 Objectives

Our National Goal

To create a network of youth leaders and youth organizations in schools and communities in the Philippines who will champion in increasing public awareness on existing health programs, and on the significance of healthy lifestyle at an early age. 

Specifically, VYLH-Philippines aims:

  • To organize youth and youth groups to conduct awareness campaigns in schools and communities focused on the advocacies of the network;
  • To conduct research on the current knowledge and perception of the youth about folic acid, preterm births and birth defects through survey forms;
  • To conduct promotional activities among the youth with main topics based on the results of the research; and
  • To develop informational materials that will increase the knowledge and perception of the general public about folic acid, preterm births, birth defects, newborn screening, and other health concerns.