22 November 2019 | News
The War on Diabetes has seen progress in garnering a whole-of-nation effort
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The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore has released a summary report highlighting the key initiatives and progress made on the War of Diabetes (WoD) over the past three years in addressing the rising trend of diabetes among Singaporeans.
The report was launched by Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Health, at the World Diabetes Day event organised by Diabetes Singapore.
MOH launched the WoD in 2016, in response to the significant health and societal burden posed by diabetes, and established the national Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce to spearhead a whole-of-nation initiative to tackle diabetes. The vision of the Taskforce is to create a supportive environment for people in Singapore to lead lives free from diabetes, and for those with diabetes to manage the condition well.
The War on Diabetes has seen progress in garnering a whole-of-nation effort ranging from, but not limited to healthcare professionals, industries, community partners and citizens. The WoD summary report highlights the key initiatives and progress made under the three pillars of the War on Diabetes strategic framework:
(i) Prevention through healthy living;
(ii) Early detection and intervention; and
(iii) Better disease management.
These key thrusts are underpinned by cross-cutting enablers such as public education and stakeholder engagement, as well as data and analysis, technology and research.
Prevention through healthy living
Early detection and intervention
Better disease management