Public Health Policy

Caring For Public HealthPublic Health Policy

  • Policy in a Nutshell
  • Our Key Targets
  • Our Main Plans
  • The Related Laws

Policy in a nutshell

  1. MAINTAINING A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE

    Public health standards contribute to the quality of life. High public health standards reflect a safe environment for Singaporeans to work and play.

  2. ENSURING HIGH FOOD HYGIENE STANDARDS

    Food hygiene standards have to be maintained at all times to protect the health of Singaporeans who eat at the many food and beverage establishments in Singapore

  3. CONTROLLING VECTOR POPULATION TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH

    Vectors spread diseases among the population by carrying viruses from one person to another. The control of vectors, especially mosquitoes, is one important way of protecting Singaporeans from diseases.

  4. PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FROM SECOND HAND SMOKE

    To protect Singaporeans from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, the smoking ban was first introduced in October 1970. It has been progressively extended over the years to cover many public places.

OUR KEY TARGETS

  1. Maintain a low incidence of vector-borne and food-borne diseases.

  2. Become a leading regional centre in epidemiological surveillance and research on vector-borne diseases.

OUR MAIN PLAN

  1. ENCOURAGING THE COMMUNITY TO HELP PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH

    To achieve high standards of public health, we aim to increase community ownership for public health. The involvement of the wider community and private sector contributes to our public health as we move towards great self-regulation.

  2. FINDING BETTER WAYS TO MONITOR AND CONTROL VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES

    To safeguard the well-being of Singaporeans, we carry out research to study vector-borne diseases and explore better ways to control them.

THE RELATED LAWS

  1. CONTROL OF VECTORS AND PESTICIDES ACT (Cap 59)

  2. ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACT (Cap 95)

  3. SALE OF FOOD ACT (Cap 283) (Part III)

  4. SMOKING (PROHIBITION IN CERTAIN PLACES) ACT (Cap 310)

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