While Singaporeans get teary-eyed over the latest Royston Tan short film on dementia, “Ah Kong”, there is an important health message in it that the organisation behind its makings hope the audience gets. It is this drive to promote greater health awareness and social change that attracts youngsters to join HPB’s cause.
By Wendy Ng
Herophilus, a Greek physician, once said, “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
Indeed, health is an extremely important facet in everyone’s life.
For the average individual, he is usually only concerned about keeping himself in the pink of health.
However, the dedicated staff at the Health Promotion Board (HPB) has to manage the Herculean task of actively getting health messages out to Singaporeans and empower them with the knowledge and skills to actively manage their own health.