|K4 Health Community Youth Training Program completers.|
Photo: The UPLB Genetics Society
Compiled by Ryan Pascual (Pioneer)
Standing firm on its commitment to promoting health-related advocacies, The UPLB Genetics Society (GeneSoc) spearheaded the engagement of Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH)-Philippines with the community youth in a pilot project called K4Health Community Youth Training Program last June 7-9 in Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija.
Rooted to the meaning of K4, "Kabataan Kabalikat ng Komunidad para sa Kalusugan,” the said training program led to the organization and establishment of a community-based VYLH core group in the host local government unit under the direct supervision of the Local Government Unit's (LGU) Health Officer.
GeneSoc, along with its activity partners, hopes that the first VYLH – LGU partnership of this kind will be replicated in other locations in the country.
The K4Health Community Youth Training Program was made possible through the support given by the Department of Health - Central Luzon Regional Office, Newborn Screening Center - Central Luzon, Institute of Human Genetics - NIH UP Manila, and the Municipality of Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija. The UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod is also one of this program's preparatory training partners.
To learn more, visit GENEWS, bit.ly/k4healthpilot and the GeneSoc K4Health page, http://bit.ly/1tbevEo.
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Ryan Pascual (@rypascual) is a BS Biology major in Plant Biology graduate from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (2010) and an MS student at UP Diliman. He is a proud member of The UPLB Genetics Society where he served as Education Committee Head (2008-09) and Folic Acid Campaign Committee Head (2009-10). He is also the first National President of VYLH-Philippines (2011-12).