The Integrated Women Health Programme (IWHP) was initiated to address in a comprehensive fashion, the health care needs of ageing women. Coordinated multidisciplinary health programmes for menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, sexual health, urogynaecology, emotional and psychiatric health, cancer screening and cardiovascular health ensure that care is delivered with a life-course, holistic and integrated one-stop approach.

The IWHP is also an integral part of the NUHS-A*STAR programme to study the biology of functional ageing, and forms the basis for the middle-aged cohort, one of the three cohorts in the NUHS-A*STAR programme that spans midlife to nonagenarians. The ultimate goal of this Programme is the design and delivery of innovative interventions to increase health-span and lifespan of Singaporeans.

To-date this Programme has recruited 600 (age: 45 to 65 years) women who have completed the study. Noteworthy is the real time electronic capture of data input by patients themselves. This increases the efficiency of patient management and research. The data generated from these studies allows us to better understand the needs of women’s health.


Some publications representing our work

  • 1. Zhu R, Lee BH, Huang Z, Indran IR, Li J, Shen L, Kramer MS, Yong EL. Antimüllerian hormone, antral follicle count and ovarian volume predict menstrual cycle length in healthy women. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2016 Jun;84(6):870-7.
  • 2. Lim VW, Lim WY, Zhang Z, Li J, Gong Y, Seow A, Yong EL. Serum estrogen receptor beta mediated bioactivity correlates with poor outcome in lung cancer patients.Lung Cancer. 2014 Aug;85(2):293-8.
  • 3. Lim VW, Li J, Gong Y, Jin A, Yuan JM, Yong EL, Koh WP. Serum estrogen receptor bioactivity and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women. EndocrRelat Cancer. 2014 Feb 27;21(2):263-73.
  • 4. Lim VW, Li J, Gong Y, Yuan JM, Wu TS, Hammond GL, Jin A, Koh WP, Yong EL. Serum free estradiol and estrogen receptor-α mediated activity are related to decreased incident hip fractures in older women.Bone. 2012 Jun;50(6):1311-6.
  • 5. Tong TY, Yong RY, Goh VH, Liang S, Chong AP, Mok HP, Yong EL, Yap EP, Moochhala S.Association between an intronicapolipoprotein E polymorphism and bone mineral density in Singaporean Chinese females. Bone. 2010;47:503-10.


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