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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... to give contact details to health officials, the city's health protection chief said. Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said it would be difficult to follow ... outbreak. "Many of those who stay in Chungking Mansions have been living in Hong Kong for quite some time," he said. The centre has set Ebola guidelines for health professionals and said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565695/hong-kong-wont-follow-macaus-lead-ebola-health-protection-chief-says
  2. University appeals for a voice in running planned health protection centre

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Ella Lee and Mary Ann Benitez University experts have proposed that they be allowed to jointly run the government's planned Centre for Health Protection, putting their expertise ... faculty has proposed to the government that its experts be involved in running the Centre for Health Protection. The university's associate dean of medicine, Raymond Liang Hin-suen, said one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432473/university-appeals-voice-running-planned-health-protection-centre
  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong zoo animals 'need laws to protect their psychological welfare'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... animals, including those at the government-run Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, are not protected by legislation beyond an animal cruelty ordinance and a public health law from ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Animal welfare laws 'lag behind' Hong Kong needs to "drag its animal protection laws out of the last century", according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583962/animal-welfare-laws-lag-behind
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protecting workers' rights is good for business, in China and elsewhere

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:00pm by LOWELL CHOW

    ... Lowell Chow Lowell Chow finds Chinese companies becoming more open to change Protecting workers' human rights is good for business A report this month by the Fair Labour Association ... in mainland China is still precarious. Pollution of air and water continues to harm communities' right to health, leading to protests. Chinese firms operating overseas are regularly subject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580756/protecting-workers-rights-good-business-china-and-elsewhere
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Raid on health centre in Monrovia, Liberia may spread Ebola

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Raid on Liberian health centre may spread Ebola Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through Monrovia's largest slum after residents raided ... were brought from other parts of the capital to the centre, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said yesterday. A witness said armed men claiming that "there's no Ebola" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575550/raid-health-centre-monrovia-liberia-may-spread-ebola
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... The equal opportunities watchdog was asked whether using the word "locust" to refer to a mainlander would be a punishable offence. Possible legislation to protect mainlanders and migrants took centre stage as the Equal Opportunities Commission opened its public consultation on the issue. Although the review covers a broad range of topics- disability, the gender pay gap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  7. News - China - DISEASE

    China urged to step up protection against hepatitis

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Emily Tsang

    ... cancer in the city in 2011, after lung cancer. But the overall prevalence of chronic HBV infection was moderate to high, according to the Centre for Health Protection. About 1,400 Hongkongers ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com China urged to step up protection against hepatitis World experts have urged the Chinese government to step up protection against viral hepatitis, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560759/china-urged-step-protection-against-hepatitis
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... to be instructing the authority's investigating panel to make an objective determination; one cannot be judge and jury in one's own cause. Each hospital has a vested interest in protecting its ... directly to the council, may well force a change in the authority's lamentable mindset. Hong Kong is a centre for excellence in many fields. The medical profession cannot afford to be brought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1577752/hospital-authoritys-secretive-handling-medical-misconduct-damages-trust
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... into isolation as soon as they are identified." The chairman of the Centre for Health Protection's scientific committee on infection control, Dominic Tsang Ngai-chong, said public hospitals ... health authorities stepped up surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus yesterday as a Hong Kong woman who fell ill after visiting Kenya tested negative for the disease. This came as a British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials say 100,000 immigrants face losing health-care insurance

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... Andy Slavitt, an administrator at the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which manages HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange. That meant the government could cut those ... The Washington Post 100,000 immigrants risk eligibility and many more face loss of premium assistance Many face the loss of US health insurance US health officials say more than 100,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593997/us-officials-say-100000-immigrants-face-losing-health-care-insurance

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