http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/rssfeeds/SpeachesRSS2013-05-24T09:08:40.855ZSpeechesRSSAdobe CQSpeech by Parliamentary Secretary for Health, A/Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, at the Launch of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital’s AMD Awareness Week,19 May email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-parliamentary-secretary-for-health--a-prof-muhammad-fa2013-05-19T02:25:37.940Z2013-05-19T02:25:37.940ZSpeech by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, at the Launch of Friends Plus and Friends Special @ St Hilda’s Link, Friday, 17 May firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-for-health--mr-gan-kim-yong--at-the-launch-of2013-05-17T03:50:45.444Z2013-05-17T03:50:45.444ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the Reopening of Geylang Polyclinic, 3 Maynoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health--dr-amy-khor--at-the-reop2013-05-04T06:52:25.593Z2013-05-04T06:52:25.593ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at Go Red for Women Symposium 2013, 4 May email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health--dr-amy-khor--at-go-red-f2013-05-04T06:41:45.413Z2013-05-04T06:41:45.413ZSpeech by Parliamentary Secretary for Health, A/Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim at the Nestlé® Omega Plus® Acticol® 'Love Your Heart' campaign launch, 4 May firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-parliamentary-secretary-for-health--a-professor-muhamm2013-05-04T03:38:53.551Z2013-05-04T03:38:53.551ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the Singapore Pharmacy Council Pharmacist’s Pledge Affirmation Ceremony, 3 May email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health--dr-amy-khor--at-the-sing2013-05-03T11:22:54.643Z2013-05-03T11:22:54.643ZSpeech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health at the Singapore Dental Association’s 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner, 20 Apr 2013 firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-mr-gan-kim-yong--minister-for-health-at-the-singapore-2013-04-19T09:55:24.115Z2013-04-19T09:55:24.115ZSpeech by Director of Medical Services, Prof K. Satkunanantham, at the Opening Ceremony of the 7th Singapore Trauma Conference 2013, 13 April email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-director-of-medical-services--prof-k--satkunanantham--2013-04-13T07:24:38.252Z2013-04-13T07:24:38.252ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the Launch of Hua Mei Elder-Centred Programme of Integrated Comprehensive Care (EPICC), 12 April firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health--dr-amy-khor--at-the-laun2013-04-12T02:36:20.781Z2013-04-12T02:36:20.781ZSpeech by Minister for Health, Mr. Gan Kim Yong, at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting – Asia’s Asian Ministers Panel Discussion, 9 April email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-for-health--mr--gan-kim-yong--at-the-world-he2013-04-09T07:58:45.376Z2013-04-09T07:58:45.376ZSpeech by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, at the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Scientific Meeting 2013 for the Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore, on 6 April firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-for-health--mr-gan-kim-yong--at-the-opening-c2013-04-08T00:58:59.578Z2013-04-08T00:58:59.578ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the Opening of the Parkinson’s Disease Society Singapore’s Centre, 6 April email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health--dr-amy-khor--at-the-open02013-04-05T08:57:58.625Z2013-04-05T08:57:58.625ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the Opening Ceremony of SGH 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, on 5 April firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health--dr-amy-khor--at-the-open2013-04-05T07:03:32.707Z2013-04-05T07:03:32.707ZSpeech by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, at the 3rd Singapore International Neurocognitive Symposium, 5 April email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-for-health--mr-gan-kim-yong--at-the-3rd-singa2013-04-05T01:39:05.161Z2013-04-05T01:39:05.161ZSpeech by Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong, at Tan Tock Seng Hospital "Remembering SARS: 10 Years On", 20 March firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-for-health-gan-kim-yong--at-tan-tock-seng-hos2013-03-20T06:41:16.420Z2013-03-20T06:41:16.420ZSpeech by Minister for Health, Mr. Gan Kim Yong, at the Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore) Befriending Walk on 17 Mar email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-for-health--mr--gan-kim-yong--at-the-lions-be2013-03-17T10:14:43.729Z2013-03-17T10:14:43.729ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health and Manpower, Dr Amy Khor, at the launch of the “On Top of the World- My Journey to Better Health” event on 17 March firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health-and-manpower--dr-amy-khor2013-03-17T10:03:35.703Z2013-03-17T10:03:35.703ZCOS Speech By Parliamentary Secretary for Health, A/Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim - Healthy Together, Anytime, Anywhere - Making the Connections, 12 March email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/cos-speech-by-parliamentary-secretary-for-health--a-professor-mu2013-03-13T12:19:37.714Z2013-03-13T12:19:37.714ZCOS Speech By Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor - Better Care for Our Seniors, Progress in Community Mental Health & Women’s Health, 12 March firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/cos-speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health--dr-amy-khor---better2013-03-13T12:19:08.354Z2013-03-13T12:19:08.354ZCOS Speech By Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong - Better Health for All (Part 2 of 2), 12 March email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/MOH2013COSMinSpeechBetterHealthforAllPart2of22013-03-13T12:18:28.723Z2013-03-13T12:18:28.723ZCOS Speech By Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong - Better Health for All (Part 1 of 2), 12 March firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/COS2013SpeechBetterHealthforAllPart1of22013-03-13T12:17:44.459Z2013-03-13T12:17:44.459ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the Rise & Shine Carnival, 3 March 2013 email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health--dr-amy-khor--at-the-rise2013-03-03T08:17:45.292Z2013-03-03T08:17:45.292ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the joint opening ceremony of Rehabtech Asia and Singapore Rehabilitation Conferencenoemail@noemail.orgadminhttp://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2013/Speech-by-Minister-of-State-for-Health-Dr-Amy-Khor-at-the-joint-opening-ceremony-of-Rehabtech-Asia-and-Singapore-Rehabilitation-Conference2013-03-12T06:53:36.176Z2013-03-12T06:53:36.176ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the 8th Singapore AIDS Conference, 17 November firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_ministerofstateforhealthdramykhoratthe8thsingaporeaids2012-12-17T01:59:39.963Z2012-12-17T01:59:39.963ZSpeech by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, at the 13th ASEAN Federation of World Psychiatry and Mental Health, Friday, 16 November email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_healthministergankimyongatthe13thaseanfederationofworl2012-12-17T02:27:28.030Z2012-12-17T02:27:28.030ZSpeech by Minister of State for Health and Manpower Dr Amy Khor at the Launch of the Women's Health Advisory Committee and Women's Health Booklet on 16 Sep firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech-by-minister-of-state-for-health-and-manpower-dr-amy-khor-at-the-launc2012-09-17T11:39:08.525Z2012-09-17T11:39:08.525ZSpeech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the 2012 A*STAR Scholarship Award Ceremony on Wednesday 25 July 2012, 3:00PM, at Matrix Auditorium, Biopolisnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_mr_gankimyongministerforhealthatthe2012astarscholarshi2012-12-17T02:45:44.511Z2012-12-17T02:45:44.511ZSpeech by Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong at the Official Opening of Grace Corner, Thursday 7 June 2012, 10am, Peacehaven Nursing Homenoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01There is a range of home- and community-based services catering to the diverse needs of patients, to help them age-in-place within the community. However, some elderly patients discharged from acute or community hospitals may require a longer period of rehabilitation and recuperation to improve their mobility and function, to enable them to regain maximum mobility and return home as soon as possible. The Grace Corner, a collaboration between Peacehaven Nursing Home and Changi General Hospital, aims to serve as such a transitional convalescent facility (TCF). In the six months since its set-up, Grace Corner has seen some heartening results with some of its patients. Read Minister Gan’s speech for more information.
http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_ministerforhealthmrgankimyongattheofficialopeningofgra2012-06-08T07:25:06.091Z2012-06-08T07:25:06.091ZSpeech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health at The Groundbreaking Of The Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine’s Novena Campusnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony at the Novena Campus of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong highlighted the challenges that doctors will face as Singapore prepares to deal with a fast ageing population. He also touched on the attributes that doctors-in-training should develop, so as to be the type of doctor that people would wish to have caring for them.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_Mr_Gan_Kim_Yong_Minister_for_Health_Groundbreaking_Lee_Kong_Chian_School_Of_Medicine_Novena_Campus2012-06-06T08:12:33.448Z2012-06-06T08:12:33.448ZSpeech by Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong at the Annual Singapore Conference on Ageing (ASCA) 2012, Thursday 10 May 2012, 9.00am, Orchard Hotelnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01As our population ages, the number of elderly with dementia and depression is expected to rise. This was noted by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the Annual Singapore Conference on Ageing 2012 this morning. Minister Gan also shared that Singapore has a three-pronged approach to promoting mental health within the community, which comprises more early intervention, the provision of more holistic services, as well as more support for caregivers. Read Minister Gan’s speech to find out more about Singapore’s approach to building community health.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_ministerforhealthmrgankimyongattheannualsingaporeconfe2012-05-10T07:58:39.316Z2012-05-10T07:58:39.316ZOpening Address by Prof K Satku, Director of Medical Services 4th NUH Scientific Meeting for Operating Room Nurses on 28 April 2012 at the Conrad Centennial Hotelnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01In his opening address at the 4th NUH Scientific Meeting for Operating Room Nurses, Director of Medical Services Prof K Satku emphasised the importance of leadership in making the operating room environment safer for the patient. He also noted that operating room nurses are as well positioned as any other healthcare professional to take on leadership roles in developing and sustaining a culture for safety. Read the full speech for more details.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/opening_address_byprofksatkudirectorofmedicalservices4thnuhscien2012-05-03T05:58:47.213Z2012-05-03T05:58:47.213ZAddress by Minister-of-State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of St Luke’s Hospital’s New Wing, 30 April, 10am, at St Luke’s Hospitalnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor officiated the groundbreaking ceremony for the new wing of St Luke’s Hospital’s on 30 Apr. The new wing will add 48 beds to St Luke’s Hospital, bringing the total capacity to 233 beds. Its Outpatient Clinic and ancillary services will also be expanded to cater to more patients. This expansion is in line with the government’s effort to enhance the capacity of the Intermediate and Long Term Care sector. Read the full speech for more details.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/adress_by_minister-of-stateforhealthdramykhoratthegroundbreaking2012-05-03T06:06:08.068Z2012-05-03T06:06:08.068ZAddress by Dr Amy Khor, Minister-of-State for Health at the Launch of COPD-ICP & Official Takeover of Jurong Medical Centre by JurongHealth on Saturday, 28 April 2012, 11.00 am at Jurong Medical Centrenoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing. In Singapore, it is the 7th most common condition for hospitalisation with more than 10,000 admissions in 2010. To effectively manage these patients across the care continuum from hospitals to the community, JurongHealth launched the COPD - Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) this morning. Read Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor’s speech at the Launch of COPD-ICP & Official Takeover of Jurong Medical Centre by JurongHealth to find out more.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/address_by_dr_amykhorminister-of-stateforhealthatthelaunchofcopd2012-04-28T08:11:34.726Z2012-04-28T08:11:34.726ZSpeech by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong at the inaugural Medical Social Work Symposium, 14 April 2012, at the NTU Alumni Clubnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01By 2020, manpower demand for Medical Social Workers (MSWs) is expected to double today’s numbers. Minister Gan shared this at the inaugural Medical Social Work (MSW) Symposium on Sat 14 Apr. Given the progressive effort being made to enhance the capacity of healthcare, it is vital that a strong base of qualified healthcare professionals to deliver quality care is simultaneously developed - and this includes MSWs.
Over the next 5 years, the government will invest $3.8 million in the profession, with $1.8 million being set aside for undergraduate and mid-term scholarships, and $2 million to support clinical, professional and leadership development initiatives. There will also be more opportunities for MSWs to undertake advanced skills training to deepen their expertise.
http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_ministerforhealthmrgankimyongattheinauguralmedicalsoci2012-04-14T03:38:46.266Z2012-04-14T03:38:46.266ZSpeech by Minister-of-State for Health Dr Amy Khor at the Launch of SATA CommHealth’s Mammo-on-Wheels Bus, Wednesday 21 March 2012, 4.00pm at SATA CommHealth Corporate Headquartersnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer afflicting women in Singapore. While it can be detected early through regular screening, the National Health Survey 2010 revealed that only 40% of those in the target population had been screened in the 2 years leading up to the survey. Besides the fear of knowing one’s condition, a key barrier to breast cancer screening is ‘inconvenience’ – such as the time taken to travel to and from screening centres. SATA CommHealth’s new Mammo-On-Wheels bus hence aims to address this by bringing its screening service to the doorstep of those who are likely to benefit from it. The Health Promotion Board has also set up the Women’s Health Advisory Committee, chaired by Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor, to plan and implement a holistic Women’s Health Programme to equip women of all ages with the necessary knowledge and skills to improve their health. Read Dr Khor’s full speech to find out more! http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_minister-of-stateforhealthdramykhoratthelaunchofsataco2012-04-14T03:29:07.587Z2012-04-14T03:29:07.587ZOpening Address by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong at the 15th World Congress on Tobacco Or Health (WCTOH), Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, 20th March 2012, email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01Did you know that Singapore was the first country in Asia to ban tobacco advertisements in 1971? In 2004, we were also the first Asian country to require cigarette packs to bear graphic pictures warning smokers on the dangers of smoking. It is hence fitting that we are the first Southeast Asian country to host the 15th World Congress on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) this week! Read Minister Gan’s Opening Address at the Congress this afternoon. http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/opening_address_byministerforhealthmrgankimyongatthe15thworldcon02012-04-20T03:40:50.143Z2012-04-20T03:40:50.143ZCOS Speech By Minister Of State For Health on ILTC Manpower Initiatives firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor touched on the initiatives that will be put in place to recruit and retain healthcare workers in the intermediate and long-term care (ILTC) sector. These include pay increments for those employed in MOH-funded ILTC institutions, various productivity initiatives, and advanced skills training for locals.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/COS_speech_by_Minister_Of_State_for_Health__ILTC_Manpower_Initiatives2012-03-26T10:23:50.869Z2012-03-26T10:23:50.869ZCOS Speech By Minister Gan On Ministerial Committee On Ageing’s Initiativesnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01In his second speech, Minister Gan delved into the initiatives and plans of the Ministerial Committee on Ageing (MCA), with the key focus being on enabling the elderly to age-in-place. This will be achieved in two ways – by building an inclusive environment, and providing good aged care. With regard to the latter, the focus will be on promoting accessibility, affordability and quality of care. http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/COS_speech_by_Minister_Gan_on_MCA_initiatives2012-03-26T10:23:05.594Z2012-03-26T10:23:05.594ZMOH 2012 Committee of Supply Speech Healthcare 2020: Improving Accessibility, Quality and Affordability for Tomorrow’s Challenges (Part 2 of 2)email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor have both delivered their speeches for the Committee of Supply 2012 debates. In the second part of his speech on Healthcare 2020 today, Minister Gan outlined the plans to provide Singaporeans with quality and affordable care. http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/MOH_2012_COS_Healthcare_2020_improving_accessibility_quality_affordability_for_tomorrows_challenges_part_2_of_22012-03-26T10:22:05.534Z2012-03-26T10:22:05.534ZMOH 2012 Committee of Supply Speech Healthcare 2020: Improving Accessibility, Quality and Affordability for Tomorrow’s Challenges (Part 1 of 2) firstname.lastname@example.org_web_interwcms_admin01Health Minister Mr Gan Kim Yong presented the “Healthcare 2020” Masterplan, a set of strategies to guide the government in building an inclusive healthcare system for the future. Healthcare 2020 will focus on three strategic objectives - enhancing accessibility, quality and affordability of healthcare for Singaporeans. As part of this effort, the Ministry will invest in infrastructure to expand capacity in the healthcare system, and retain and grow the pool of healthcare professionals. Read the speech to find out more about the Ministry’s plans. http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/moh_2012_committeeofsupplyspeechhealthcare2020improvingaccessibi2012-07-09T06:40:24.581Z2012-07-09T06:40:24.581ZSpeech By Guest-of-Honour, Dr. Amy Khor, Minister Of State (Health), at the Inaugural MDAS Fund Raising Walk, Go The Dystance on Saturday, 3 March, 2012 at Chinese Gardensnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01The Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS) held its inaugural fund raising walk titled “Go The Dystance” on 3 Mar 2012. Joining the organisers and members of MDAS on the walk were the Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor, as well as members of the public, including students. In flagging off the walk, Dr Khor noted that the concept of an interactive walk with people with muscular dystrophy exemplifies powerfully the idea of an inclusive society - a key feature of Budget 2012. Muscular dystrophy is a condition which causes muscle weakness and/or loss of muscle tissue in those it afflicts. Read the full speech to find out more.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_guest-of-honourdramykhorministerofstatehealthattheinau2012-03-07T03:14:58.690Z2012-03-07T03:14:58.690ZSpeech by Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong at the Opening Ceremony of the 6th St-Jude Viva Foundation Forum, Friday 2 March 2012, 9.30am at the Tower Ballroom, Shangri-la Hotel Singaporenoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01When a child is diagnosed with cancer and has to undergo intensive treatment, he or she often has to stop going to school for a while. The set-up of the School-at-Viva-CCF Hub at the new Novena Specialist Centre, a collaborative effort between the Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer and the Children’s Cancer Foundation, now means that children with cancer can continue learning and mingling with their peers even as they undergo chemotherapy, instead of having to miss school. At the opening of the 6th St-Jude Viva Foundation Forum, Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong spoke on the importance of such collaborative efforts. Read the full speech to find out more.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_ministerforhealthmrgankimyongattheopeningceremonyofthe2012-03-07T09:37:14.492Z2012-03-07T09:37:14.492ZSpeech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health at the Children’s Cancer Foundation 20th Anniversary Symposium on 11 February, 2012, 9.00am at Furama Riverfront Hotelnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_mr_gankimyongministerforhealthatthechildrenscancerfoun2012-02-15T09:40:55.768Z2012-02-15T09:40:55.768ZSpeech by Minister of State, Dr Amy Khor at HPB’s Health Ambassador Day at Suntec Ballroom, 10 February email@example.com_web_interwcms_admin01“Create a healthy living social movement in Singapore” – said Minister of State Dr Amy Khor at the inaugural Health Ambassador Day on 10 Feb, where she was appointed Chief Health Ambassador. Dr Khor congratulated graduating Health Ambassadors and highlighted their role in sharing health information, programmes and resources to their local communities. Read on to find out more.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_dr_amy_khor_hpb_health_ambassador_day_10_feb_20122012-02-11T04:10:57.512Z2012-02-11T04:10:57.512ZSpeech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Ministerial Committee on Ageing (MCA) Aged Care Sector Stakeholder's Dialogue on Friday 20 Jan 2012, 9.30AM, Concorde Hotelnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01"Active Ageing will remain a priority going forward. More than 85% of the 600,000 seniors in 2020 are expected to be functional and healthy. We will be aggressively pushing for preventive screening and promoting a more healthy lifestyle among seniors, so that they can remain active and healthy for as long as possible."
Health Minister Gan highlights the issues facing the aged care sector, outlining plans for the expansion of our aged care services. http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2012/speech_by_mr_gankimyongministerforhealthattheministerialcommitte2012-02-03T08:55:42.214Z2012-02-03T08:55:42.214ZSpeech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, Singapore Dental Council Dentist's Pledge Affirmation Ceremony, 11 November 2011, 6:30pm at College of Medicine Building Auditorium, MOHnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01Increase dental manpower, maintain affordable dental healthcare & develop a specialty to cater to dental needs of an ageing population - These are some points Health Minister Gan highlighted as the latest batch of dentistry graduates took part in their Dentist's Pledge Affirmation Ceremony on Friday evening.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2011/Singapore-Dental-Council-Dentists-Pledge-Affirmation-Ceremony-20112012-01-30T08:39:39.737Z2012-01-30T08:39:39.737ZOpening Address by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister For Health, at the NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (NIHA) Forum on 1 November 2011, Grand Hyatt Hotelnoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong delivered the opening address at the NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (NIHA) Forum. This year's theme focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with the UN having convened a High-Level Meeting on NCDs earlier in September. http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2011/opening_address_bymrgankimyongministerforhealthatthenusinitiativ2011-11-04T09:12:24.996Z2011-11-04T09:12:24.996ZSpeech by Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State for Health, at The Age-Friendly Workforce Asia (AFWA) 2011 Conference, Day 2, 4 November 2011, at NTUC Centrenoemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, was the guest-of-honour at the AFWA Conference 2011, a human capital forum that aims to focus on healthy ageing and lifelong employability. Organised by the Rotary Club of Jurong Town, the event aims to raise awareness and support for the upcoming legislation on the re-employment of older workers, which comes into effect in Singapore in 2012.http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/2011/speech_by_dr_amykhorministerofstateforhealthattheage-friendlywor2012-01-30T08:42:32.366Z2012-01-30T08:42:32.366Z1999noemail@noemail.orgmoh_web_interwcms_admin01http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/speeches_d/19992011-10-11T02:53:06.102Z2011-10-11T02:53:06.102Z