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  1. HK health authorities worried about flu outbreak in Guangdong

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.16pm: Two years after Sars devastated the region, Hong Kong health authorities are worried about a new influenza outbreak in southern China? which has afflicted nearly 300 people. The outbreak has struck down 280 people in a village in Leizhou in Guangdong province, a Health Department spokesman confirmed in Hong Kong on Monday afternoon. He said ...

  2. Checkpoint health alert scaled back

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Health-screening measures will be scaled down at land and sea immigration checkpoints from April 1, the Department of Health said last night. Temperature screening will be phased out at these checkpoints but will continue at Chek Lap Kok airport due to recent outbreaks of bird flu and meningococcal infections in some countries. Health posts will remain at each land ...

  3. Sars vaccine volunteers in good health, says report

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The four volunteers taking part in the world's first clinical test of a Sars vaccine are in good condition after 72 hours, state media reported yesterday. Medical experts quoted by Xinhua were quick to point out that this did not mean the vaccine was successful, a point echoed by the World Health Organisation. Quoting sources with the Sino-Japanese Friendship ...

  4. News - China

    China Digest, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... BEIJING Woman 'killed for phone' A 22-year-old man appeared in a Beijing intermediate court on Tuesday, charged with killing a woman on April 8 to get money to buy a mobile phone, the Beijing Morning Post reports. The man allegedly stabbed the w ...

  5. No time for muddle on public health

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this can be sustained. Reminders of the dangers that threaten public health are not hard to find. Yesterday, hygiene officials warned the risk of a dengue fever outbreak has reached alarming ... and other parts of Asia this year. But it was another warning signal. So was the re-emergence of Sars in Beijing. With public health threats such as these ever present, there is a pressing need ...

  6. Health reform

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The multinational Expert Committee investigating the Sars crisis found Hong Kong's health system to be outdated and inefficient. What reform should the government undertake to improve the system? Was the committee right not to hold an individual responsible for the crisis? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Top health controller moves on

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Community medicine consultant Thomas Tsang Ho-fai is set to succeed Leung Pak-yin as controller of the Centre for Health Protection. Dr Leung will leave his post on January 31 and is expected to take up the position of the Hospital Authority's director for quality and safety next month. The Centre for Health Protection was set up in 2004 with Dr Leung ...

  8. More surveillance cameras planned to monitor public health black spots

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Surveillance cameras will be put up at more hygiene black spots across the city from next year to catch public housing tenants with unsanitary habits, said Home Affairs Director Pamela Tan Kam Mi-wah. The expanded scheme was one of severa ...

  9. Nurses demand reassurance

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Nurses want a reassurance that there are enough resources to handle swine flu, according to the lawmaker who represents them. Joseph Lee Kok-long, who is also chairman of the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff, said hospitals should inform fro ...

  10. 'Mr great guy' Back in the fray

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chun-ying's food and health minister was: what changed his mind? 'How much the government emphasises social justice was a main concern in making the decision,' Ko told the South China ... In working with NGOs, I tend to work for small NGOs.' Ko left the public health system he had worked in for 24 years under a cloud, in the wake of a Legislative Council report that criticised ...




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