HPB helping communities to lower risk of illnesses

Residents in Jurong taking part in a Gerak Gelak activity in March, organised by the Health Promotion Board and various community groups to get residents to lead healthy lifestyles and exercise.
Residents in Jurong taking part in a Gerak Gelak activity in March, organised by the Health Promotion Board and various community groups to get residents to lead healthy lifestyles and exercise.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has been working with the Malay and Indian communities to try to lower their risk of ill health.

Malays, for example, are particularly prone to diabetes, with one in six adults aged 18 to 69 years suffering from this chronic condition. This is much higher than the national average of one in nine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2019, with the headline 'HPB helping communities to lower risk of illnesses'. Print Edition | Subscribe