31 August 2017 – Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Abbott today announced their partnership, supported by Singapore Economic Development Board, to set up a Nutritional Health for the Elderly Reference Centre (NHERC) in Singapore. As the centre’s first project, CGH and Abbott are working with SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP) to conduct Asia’s largest clinical study of its kind to evaluate the effects of nutrition management in the elderly in Singapore.

The centre aims to drive regional leadership in elderly nutrition by studying the association between nutrition and health outcomes establishing nutrition standards for the elderly in Asia, and developing scalable solutions that are customised to the Asian context.