Health in Singapore
Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with a Gross Domestic Product per head of more than $56,000. Life expectancy at birth is 82.3 and infant mortality is 2.7 per 1000 live births. The population is ageing and by 2030 20% will be over 65. However it is estimated that about 85% of those over 65 are healthy and reasonably active.
There are a variety of health screening and healthy lifestyle programmes for both adults and children. Only 14% of the population smokes.  The Temasek Cares programme supports a wide range of interventions for disadvantaged people.
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