HPB to be model for UK public health office

Singapore's Health Promotion Board (HPB) will be the model for a new office that Britain is setting up to lead its efforts to improve and level up the public's health.

Announcing the move on March 29, Britain's Department of Health and Social Care said: "This office and approach will be modelled on successful methods to this agenda internationally, such as in Singapore which has a Health Promotion Board and has pioneered new digital public health schemes, such as (its) National Steps Challenge."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2021, with the headline 'HPB to be model for UK public health office'. Subscribe