ACWF Stresses Mothers' Role in Family Health Improvement

July 24, 2019  By Geng Xingmin  Editor: Li Yang
ACWF Stresses Mothers' Role in Family Health Improvement
Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, calls on mothers to play their role in  safeguarding the health of family members at the launching ceremony of the Healthy China Action (2019-2030), on July 18. [China Women's News]

 

The launching ceremony of the Healthy China Action (2019-2030) was held in Beijing on July 18. Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, made a proposal on behalf of the ACWF during the ceremony. Huang called on mothers to take actions to improve the health of their family members.

"Family is a basic element of society, and family health is the foundation of the health of all Chinese people. The ACWF will initiate the Healthy China — Mother Action combined with the Family Happiness and Well-Being Campaign, to thoroughly implement the important guidelines of General Secretary Xi Jinping on family building and carry out the State Council's deployment of the implementation of the Healthy China Action. Therefore, mothers will play the unique role in fully promoting family health," says Huang.

Huang made three proposals to all mothers, calling on them to protect and safeguard the health of their family members.

Huang said mothers needed to learn health knowledge and instruct family members to keep good health. It was imperative for mothers to gain knowledge of health maintenance in the period of adolescence, child bearing, menopause and old age, to master the knowledge and skills of disease prevention, early detection, emergency rescue, timely medical treatment and rational medication, and to improve understanding, screening and application of health information.

Mothers could remind their family members of paying attention to their personal hygiene, environmental sanitation, and food hygiene, Huang added.

Mothers also needed to play an important role in guaranteeing healthy diet and maintaining balanced nutrition for family members. They should learn the dietary knowledge during their pregnancy and lactation periods and pay special attention to infant feeding and the diet of the elderly people in their families.

In addition, mothers should develop healthy habits and supervise family members to stay fit. Mothers needed to promote family members to participate in various cultural and sports activities to develop the lifelong habit of doing exercises.

Huang called on mothers to take active actions to drive family members to pursue a sound personality, a healthy mentality, and a strong body for the happiness and well-being of the families.

The ACWF will take more measures, including sending out health knowledge brochures, organizing online quizzes on health knowledge, and organizing women fitness activities, to guide and mobilize mothers to take practical actions in family health improvement and boost the realization of healthy China.

 

(Source: China Women's News/ Translated and edited by Women of China)

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