02 Jul '11, 8am

HPB marks 10 years: By Vimita Mohandas | Posted: 02 July 2011 1606 hrs SINGAPORE: The Health Promotion Board (HP...

SINGAPORE: The Health Promotion Board (HPB) is marking its 10th anniversary by doing what it knows best - getting more people to live healthy lives. One target group is the elderly poor. Exercise is not something the elderly poor think of all the time, but there are other ways to reach out to them. About 800 staff members from HPB spent Saturday morning island-wide teaching them ways to stay healthy, through interactive games. This is part of HPB's programmes which cover health problems such as smoking and obesity. A study conducted by HPB in 2009 showed that the National Smoking Control Programmes between 1986 and 2006 managed to avert more than 14,000 cases of lung cancer. Singapore has also implemented most of the 46 global obesity management programmes that have seen successful outcomes. The plan is to ensure a healthy eco-system environment, where the people, private ...

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