Shanghai aims to increase healthy life expectancy
Shanghai aims to achieve a healthy life expectancy of over 71 years by 2025, higher than the national index (68.7) announced in 2019, the city’s health authorities said at a conference on Thursday. Press.
A healthy life expectancy, according to the World Health Organization, refers to the average number of years a person can live in good health and is an important indicator of the health of a population.
The city has also set goals for the next four years for improving residents’ health literacy, number of people who exercise regularly, regulation of adult smoking, rate the achievement of physical standards by residents, air quality and the environment, recycling and use of household waste, treatment of domestic wastewater in rural areas and control of vector density Wu Jinglei, director of the Shanghai Health Commission, said at the conference.
“In order to achieve the goals, we have invested a lot of manpower and money, set up a system with social involvement, and made efforts in promoting public health awareness.” Wu said.
The concept that the individual is the first person responsible for their own health has also been reinforced, Wu added, and the city will continue to work on controlling air pollution and ensuring safe drinking water.
Healthy lifestyles are promoted by the authorities, such as a healthy diet and regular physical activity.
Health facilities such as fitness sidewalks and urban greenways along Suzhou Creek and Huangpu River will also be improved.
People should maintain good health habits during the summer season, including wearing masks in public places, keeping a safe distance from others, maintaining good ventilation at home and at work, washing their hands properly, and washing themselves. cover mouth with elbows instead of hands when sneezing, said Wu Fan, deputy dean of Shanghai Medical College at Fudan University.