Succession—Facing Challenges, Cooperate to Renovate a Healthy City
Health is always our concern. Since health is the fountain of life, maintain healthy became important in order to form a new initiative. However, as the era and environment progress, newer health concerns continuously arise and therefore the health policies will also face new challenges.
It is my honor to serve for the city's health services and will maintain my modest and positive attitude, to succeed from the past and create new future, and sincerely establish a healthy city which our citizens expected. To achieve citizens' expectation is my responsibility. Department of Health will open up for opinions and with the attitude of "being responsible for self and thoughtful for others" as the motivation to serve people.
In order to promote policies, citizens' cooperation is certainly needed. As the research shows, the most important factor that affects our health is the lifestyle. Beneficial exercises, healthy diet, safe sex, preventable accidents, pressure, and definitely avoid self-damaging behavior such as chewing betel nuts, smoking, and using illegal substances are all example of the factors. John F. Kennedy, the youngest President of the United States, stated in his inauguration in 1961, "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country". Being healthy is the basic human rights. Therefore, government has the responsibility to protect and to facilitate it. In order to achieve the objective, the proposals need to be planned and executed perfectly. On the other hand, citizens also have the duty to fulfill healthy lifestyle, to maintain the community as a vector mosquito-free environment, for self, for the community, for the city, and for the country's better tomorrow.
I will lead the Department of Health to invite enterprises, organizations, and individuals to join and create a new beginning and a healthier tomorrow.
Joh-Jong Huang, Director-General of Department of Health, Kaohsiung City Government
March 22nd, 2016