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12:46 22 Jun 2021

Zelenskyi presented the "Healthy Ukraine" national program: what it envisions

Today, June 22, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi presented the national program "Healthy Ukraine," designed to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Zelenskyi did this during the forum "Ukraine 30. Healthy Ukraine," Bykvu reports.

The program was developed by the President's Office and three other ministries: the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Ministry of Education.

"The program is aimed at all age groups. The primary goal is for Ukrainians to live longer," Zelenskyi said.

According to President, the average life expectancy of Ukrainians is 72 years and according to this indicator, Ukraine ranks 115th in the world.

Zelenskyi stressed that for more Ukrainians to be born and live longer, it's necessary to promote a healthy lifestyle.

"The first component of our program is a model of a healthy school… It's a new model of physical education lessons, the interesting ones, and therefore popular with children. It's a school nutrition reform, which my wife Olena is currently working on. It's a new school menu, created by chef Yevhen Klopotenko. It's the promotion of sports sections and clubs. New online applications that children and parents can use during classes," President said.

The head of state noted that according to statistics, 85% of deaths in Ukraine are related to infectious diseases, cancer, and diseases of the circulatory system. The biggest problem is to diagnose diseases.

"So-called medical check-ups will be introduced for people over 55, full medical examinations every two years. And for some categories, every year. Early diagnosis of diseases allows the state to save the lives of its citizens, spending much less money," Zelenskyi said.

Zelenskyi noted that they were developing a free and convenient sports infrastructure for each city: active parks and sports grounds.

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