We are dedicated to promote a healthy and productive society by fighting
and preventing Hepatitis B and C in the
Philippines,eradicating all forms of discrimination upon hepatitis B and C carriers, and diminishing suffering from
it through advocacy, research, education, and service.
The Yellow Warriors Society Philippines is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to promote a healthy and productive society by fighting and preventing Hepatitis B and C as major health problems in the Philippines, crashing all forms of discrimination upon hepatitis B and C carriers, and diminishing suffering from it through advocacy, research, education, and service.
The following are the objectives for which this organization has been organized, to wit:
a. Educate the people on the Hepatitis B and C Virus (HBV/HCV) to avoid any misconceptions on the disease;
b. Advocate a healthy living;.
c. Promote a fair environment for all HBV/HCV carriers in the society most particularly in the labor sector;
d. Help HBV/HCV carriers who are experiencing discrimination, depression, and anxiety by providing counselling and other activities;
e. Advocate the free or low cost screening and vaccination especially for newborn babies and children against HBV/HCV;
f. Promote quality but low cost hospitalization, laboratory tests and medicines for the HBV/HCV carriers and other diseases;
g. Promote research and clinical studies on HBV/HCV and other related diseases; and
h. Support individuals, non-government or government organizations who advocate the same objective as the Yellow Warriors Society Philippines.
"We CARE about our health and we believe that we need to be INVOLVED to achieve our desired CHANGE."
"We are focus to be an effective organization, adapting all available and free tools to achieve our mission and objectives for the benefit of future generation."
The Yellow Warriors Society Philippines (YWSP), Inc started as an online group in April 2007 under the name HepBCarrierPhil, which was a virtual venue of sharing, motivating, and inspiring fellow patients to continue with life in spite of the health condition. The pioneer members first met on August 16, 2009 in Intramuros, Manila where the By Laws, Organization Name and Logo was discussed.
On December 20, 2010, YWSP has been formalized as a national organization by having itself duly recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In May 2011, YWSP has been recognized as a voting member of the World Hepatitis Alliance, the global organization of patients with chronic hepatitis based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The founding President of YWSP was elected as the Executive Board Board of World Hepatitis Alliance for Western Pacific Region from 2012 to 2014. In the current election of WHA, the YWSP's second President is again nominated for the position.
YWSP has been actively participating and representing the patients group in the drafting of policies for the benefit of viral hepatitis patients and of the general public. These include the participation in the institutionalization of the DOLE Advisory No. 5 (Guidelines on the Implementation of a Workplace Policy and Program on Hepatitis B) and recently enacted RA 10152 (Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act of 2011) which emphasized the mandatory HBV vaccination of newborn infants, championed by Senator Pia Cayetano.
YWSP's annual activities are the following: