Tag: Health Promotion Board

MOH, HPB: Decrease in HIV infections but more than half already at late stage

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) released recent figures on HIV cases in Singapore. From January to October 2019, there have been 275 reported residents diagnosed with HIV. The infections decreased from the 313 total number of cases in 2018. Forty-nine percent...

HPB’s food guide outdated

The Health Promotion Board’s move to get 18 food establishments to serve 500-calorie meals is misguided. Calories alone do not define healthy meals, nor does caloric intake alone define health. Two Snickers bars will provide the same number of calories as the HPB-approved meals, yet...

Gay debate: Who should take the lead?

It is time we talk more about our approach towards homosexuality. MP Hri Kumar Nair said that instead of looking to the government, “it is for the society to set the direction” on this matter. “The furore over Health Promotion Board's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)...

What a pity, HPB’s FAQs would have been helpful

Looking back, 24-year-old Sarah* wishes the Health Promotion Board (HPB) had made the move to address sexual health for the LGBT community when she was 13. “It would have made growing up a lot less confusing," she said.." I did not even realise that I...