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  1. Space success raises foreign-aid dilemma

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney in Beijing Relief workers predict more pressure to justify projects, but don't expect cuts Aid workers say they expect to come under pressure from their governments to justify the same levels of development assistance in light of China's successful and costly space programme. But they say the governments are unlikely to cut the aid. Editorials in western ...

  2. Departments accused of conspiracy

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the government. She accuses the Legal Aid Department and the Immigration Department of conspiring against her, according to an interview with tomorrow's Catholic Sunday Examiner newspaper. She told the newspaper that she was refused legal aid on June 10 to mount the pay-cut lawsuit, despite having been granted permission by the courts to conduct the legal challenge. It was only after Massie & ...

  3. Detained Aids activists to protest over airport ordeal

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in New Delhi Several HIV-positive Aids activists who were detained for nearly a week by Mumbai airport authorities in a mosquito-infested quarantine lock-up have been released. The six activists, all Indian nationals who worked for non-governmental organisations, were incarcerated after returning home from an international Aids conference in Kampala, Uganda. ...

  4. Gay men more likely to take risks over the border than at home

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... be given more resources. 'It is unfortunate that the Aids Trust Fund in Hong Kong is not supporting HIV work that is implemented on the mainland, where risky behaviour is taking place,' said the study's team leader, Joseph Lau Tak-fai, director of the community research programme on Aids at Chinese University. The survey by university epidemiologists looked at the sexual ...

  5. Learning to broaden your horizons

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to countries such as Cambodia, Laos and Burma to document the help the MSF medical team offers to people with Aids. Her mission is to raise Hong Kong's awareness of the problems faced by those ...

  6. Top health official refuses to rubber stamp 'poisonous' condoms

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 'Cosmetics are chemicals and if they are tested, you can apply it every day and night. 'I support the use of condoms in various ways - for safety, for contraception and as a sex aid ...

  7. A mattress, a blanket and a pot of noodles- the cold comforts of Christmas in the company of strangers

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The room resonates with the sound of snoring. It is only 10.30pm, but most of the men are huddled with blankets over their heads. A few night owls read newspapers and smoke. They don't talk. They don't even know each other. Welcome to ...

  8. Theological schools should include HIV studies, says activist

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Christians are urged to learn from the example of Buddhist monks in Thailand An Aids activist has suggested that theological colleges in Hong Kong include courses on HIV/Aids to promote understanding about those living with the virus. Elijah Fung, manager of the St John's Cathedral HIV Education Centre, said she was inspired by a proposal at a recent ...

  9. Free from interference

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article headlined 'Domestic helpers accuse legal aid chiefs of holding up pay-cut case' (September 2). I would stress that the Legal Aid Department has total independence and is free from any interference when processing applications for legal aid. In fact, all legal aid applications are processed according to established procedures. Our decision to grant ...

  10. Study backs protection from Aids drugs

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More evidence that anti-Aids drugs protect against Sars has emerged from a study in Guangzhou. It explored why 19 Aids patients who were in close contact with Sars patients at the height of the outbreak did not come down with severe acute respiratory syndrome. The Aids patients - 14 men and five women, aged 20 to 46 - were treated on the same floor of a Guangzhou hospital as 95 Sars ...




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