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  1. Can cross-border birth quotas work in practice?

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The number of expectant mainland mothers coming to give birth in Hong Kong has reached a critical point, pushing our public health system to the limit and prompting public doctors to demand that the government implement an annual quota system ...

  2. HK doctors to work across border

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong doctors will soon be able to practise in six public hospitals in Guangdong under an agreement signed yesterday between the Hong Kong Doctors Union and Guangzhou's Southern Medical University. The union's members will be abl ...

  3. Help for new cross-border mothers

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee An organisation will mobilise 100 volunteers to pay monthly visits to the newborns of cross-border marriages. Against Child Abuse will invite 100 expectant mothers holding two-way permits with Hong Kong husbands to join the scheme when they undergo prenatal check-ups at United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong. ...

  4. Alarm at HIV risk from men seeking sex across border

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health authorities are being urged to do more, and soon, to stop the spread of the virus that causes Aids by men who cross the border to have sex with other men. Joseph ... taken Hong Kong 10 to 15 years to fully focus on the problem.' Professor Lau said the men involved in cross-border gay sex were difficult to reach because they were not habitual customers ...

  5. Society inspires 'little warriors' across the border to fight cancer

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Little Life Warrior Society, a mutual aid organisation for children with cancer, is inspiring mainland hospitals to give more courage and confidence to the young patients in their battle for life. Based in the Prince of Wales Hospital, the ...

  6. HK doctors hoping to set up shop over border fight red tape

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Despite a cross-border provision for Hong Kong doctors to launch practices on the mainland, medical professionals complain they are being caught up in red tape. Under the latest phase of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) announced in July, Hong Kong doctors qualified on the mainland are allowed to launch solo practices there. The accord also halved ...

  7. Bargain basement rates just across the border for gene sequencing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The mainland has a great future as a place to outsource gene sequencing of animals. Take the latest cat genome project, which cost the National Cancer Institute in Maryland, US, a whopping US$10 million. And that involved decoding only 60 per ...

  8. 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

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Gay men from Hong Kong are more likely to have unprotected sex across the border than in their home city, according to new data. Researchers found similar behaviour patterns among heterosexuals from Hong Kong on the mainland, where HIV is being fuelled by drug users injecting themselves and through sex workers. They said cross-border HIV prevention should ...

  9. As cross-border trips grow, so does disease risk: health chief

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hong Kong has become more vulnerable to infectious diseases due to the relaxation of the cross-border travel policy, which is expected to attract a million more mainland travellers a year to the city, a health official has warned. The Department of Health will seek to improve the cross-border reporting system with its counterpart in Guangdong. This would include reporting new diseases ...

  10. Border pregnancy tests 'could burden HK services'

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Health chief says private doctors should examine mainland mothers-to-be Examinations of pregnant mainland women at Hong Kong's borders should be contracted out to the private ... a hospital booking. The Department of Health will station a team of one doctor and one nurse, from 9am to 10pm daily, at the borders to conduct physical examinations. The doctors will use ...




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