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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... Dr Rebecca Lam Hospitals awarded 'baby friendly' accreditation when they promote and support natural feeding Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision The World ... and support breastfeeding. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (BFHIHKA) is entrusted by UNICEF to assess and accredit healthcare facilities in Hong Kong as "baby ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Hospitals' policy on umbilical cords provokes rights row

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... in private banks. The three major private cord-blood banks in the city have accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banks. But they do not require a licence to operate in Hong Kong ... industry. Sources gave no timetable for the introduction of the regulations. One of the three US-accredited banks, Cordlife, said it had recorded one case since it opened in Hong Kong eight years ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... not consider using other more effective disinfecting solutions and why water samples were not sent to an accredited lab for analysis. The document also revealed that the hospital still used the bleach ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... as heavily contaminated, but bacteria levels were not specified. A hospital spokeswoman said the data "could not provide an accurate indication" as samples were not tested at an accredited ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... more time with mum Three public hospitals eyeing international "baby-friendly" accreditation have stopped separating mothers from their newborn babies immediately after labour ... to the initiative. The three hospitals that are taking the lead may be the first in the city to be accredited "baby friendly" this year- if an expert committee approves of their performance. ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland's organ donation system to be made fairer to recipients

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... mainland media said could happen in as little as three years, the system would enable health officials to match the most needy cases with available organs from the country's 164 accredited organ-donation hospitals, Deng said. The new regulation would expand on the 2007 code that set up the accreditation system and banned organ trading. Later that year, Beijing also agreed to phase out ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospital chiefs to set up probe into suspension

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen and Shirley Zhao

    ... said less experienced doctors without accreditation from the manufacturer behind the devices used in the operations had started performing the heart procedures since his suspension. "To my ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top cardiologist banned from performing surgery claims he is victim of conspiracy

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... he said. Yu said it was the usual practice for doctors to gain accreditation directly from the manufacturer behind the operation and bring the skill back, as the public hospitals lacked ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Restart cornea imports to ease patients' suffering, say doctors

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... internationally accredited quality-control eye banks in exporter countries such as the United States would address the quality issue. He also said more local donations should be encouraged. Most patients ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may pursue Unicef programme for breastfeeding

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Four facilities may pursue a Unicef recognition that uses 10 measures to promote the practice Private hospitals may push breastfeeding over formula The city may get its first private hospitals with a Unicef "baby-friendly" accreditation in a few years, after they take steps to steer new mothers away from feeding their infants milk ...




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