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  1. Yao Ming, Bill Clinton, David Ho honoured by HKU for HIV roles

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Basketball superstar Yao Ming, former US president Bill Clinton and scientist David Ho Da-i will receive honorary University of Hong Kong degrees for their contribution to HIV/Aids advocacy, among other work. Yao will receive a doctorate in social science, Mr Clinton a doctorate in law and Dr Ho a doctorate in science. The university said Yao had made an outstanding ...

  2. Open for business

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Without fanfare, Shanghai revoked its strict rules for Sars prevention last week. The mainland's financial hub has quickly gone back to business by launching campaigns to help the economy and lure tourists. The city that quarantined 29,000 people at ...

  3. World jets into happening HK

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... presidents Bill Clinton and Fidel Ramos and ex-Australian prime minister Bob Hawke. A spokeswoman for British Airways said flights to Hong Kong were 'virtually full' for the first time ...

  4. A bill of rights for mainland smokers, just to clear the air

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... make sense to list a few of them here, in the form of a draft version of a bill of rights for these extra-privileged denizens. A smoker's bill of rights: We have the right to endanger your ...

  5. Clean bill of health

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Pollution is profitable. Major emitters harm our health and they have got away with it for far too long. But the government, as a whole, hasn't quite understood this yet. Nevertheless, we need a champion and the Environment Bureau must ...

  6. Shift in attitude on Aids makes action possible

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A health conference opening in Beijing today will have Sars and HIV-Aids on the agenda, but the significance lies in what it shows about changes in the official attitude towards the latter. Attending the forum will be former US president Bill Clinton, who is negotiating with major drug manufacturers to lower the price of costly Aids treatments for patients in poor countries; ...

  7. Bill sets emergency powers for pandemics

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... a threatened pandemic, clearing the way for use of private property, and access to and disclosure of information to protect public health. The Prevention and Control of Disease Bill, which would bring ... to the Legislative Council on December 19 with an enforcement date expected late next year. The controller of the Centre for Health Protection, Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, said the new bill would give powers ...

  8. Who should foot the bill for medical reform?

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... be spent. One faction believes the government should separate funding for basic health care from that for serious diseases and should foot the bills for basic services, such as vaccinations, basic ... services from serious disease was only a temporary solution, he said, because the government could not afford to foot all the bills. WHO, the World Bank, the Development Research Centre and Peking ...

  9. Fewer children in Asia catch HIV: research

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of former US president Bill Clinton, who has established an HIV/Aids Initiative programme to help such children. 'Last year, we realised 500,000 kids were going to die of Aids and only 25,000 ... free treatment to rural Aids patients and urban sufferers in financial difficulty. With the help of Clinton Foundation, paediatric drugs have became available to children in Henan province ...

  10. Aids bill put at 300b yuan for the next five years

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Professor confident government will increase funding to tackle the epidemic HIV/Aids is expected to cost China more than 300 billion yuan in economic losses in the next five years, mainland experts have warned. Zeng Yi, president of the Chin ...




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