New women's committee to focus on unhealthy lifestyles, cancer screenings
Women below 40 years of age need to be aware of unhealthy lifestyle issues such as binge drinking and smoking while older women should be mindful of the need for screening for illnesses such as breast and cervical cancers.
These are the findings by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) together with the the newly formed Women's Health Advisory Committee.
The committee, comprising 14 women leaders, was set up to champion women's health and is chaired by Minister of State for Health and Manpower, Dr Amy Khor.
The committee will work with HPB in identifying any gaps and challenges in promoting women's health, setting strategic directions and coordinating multi-sector initiatives.
Dr Khor said that women must make the effort to remain healthy and happy as they play multiple roles and have a longer life expectancy.
She was speaking at the launch of the Women's Health Advisory Committee.
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