Mission and Vision of Young Leaders for Health
Young Leaders for Health (YLH) is an interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of Global Health knowledge and skills. Our goal is to encourage and foster future leaders in Global Health on an interdisciplinary, intercultural and innovative basis. For this reason, YLH is the ideal opportunity to network with other young people who are involved in this important field.
YLH is a global participatory platform for the development of innovative Global Health projects. These projects do not only aim to strengthen the transfer of knowledge but also to generate solutions to diverse subject matters. Subsequent resolutions are then published and shared with a broader audience. We aim to provide thought-provoking impulses that stimulate social change.
We highly value transparency and accessibility. Thus, we intend to be an open and unbiased association, which allows our members to actively be a part of.
From this philosophy, our first project arose: the Young Leaders for Health Conference 2015. During this conference, we did not only organise a simulation of the World Health Assembly but also offered workshops held by various NGOs. This way, the participants got to know different international protagonists and their projects concerning Global Health. Thus, also learning the methods of political liaison.
In order to realise our goals, we want to draw from our humane, structural and financial resources. In the future, we aspire to be able to support other compelling and thought-provoking projects financially.
The structure of our network brings different disciplines and stakeholders together. By establishing an advisory board consisting of adept experts and academic institutions, we enable our members to access a wide range of experiences and knowledge. The advisory board plays a supporting role coordinating the members.
Furthermore, we – as a young initiative - intend to evolve and constantly challenge ourselves. Young Leaders for Health shall foster motivation, managerial skills, and leadership. Inspiration and enthusiasm are the pillars of our functioning through which we want to stimulate and create new ways for young people to engage in Global Health.