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  1. Bare bottom line

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Interestingly, while children in China are walking around with clean pampered bottoms, western parents are increasingly adopting age-old cloth diapers to address environmental concerns. Perhaps open ...

  2. On the road with Unicef

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mud houses, raggedy-clothed and shoeless children and flies, flies and more flies. These are some of the images and memories from my trip to Puge County - one of the poorest rural areas ... in China (SPAA) and Local Planning and Action for Children (LPAC) - were operating since starting in 1996. Yongan township was among the first to benefit from this programme. However, despite ...

  3. In time for Omega

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Hong Kong's glitterati kicked up their heels with a team of cancan girls from Paris' famous Moulin Rouge to celebrate the opening of the watchmaker's flagship store in Canton Road. But the black-tie gala was too big for the store and the ex ...

  4. Children - the best investment

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

    ... Mehr Khan No investment offers a better return than giving children the best start in life. But although investing in such long-term fundamentals is crucial, it can be hard in times ... spectacular return. But it should not be surprising. It should be obvious. Young children who receive good early care are less likely to die, get sick, fail in their school education or require ...

  5. A lifeline for children with kidney problems

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap Just seven years ago, children with kidney failure had to undergo dialysis five times a day to keep them alive. The treatment- which involves inserting a tube into their stomachs ... Dialysis (CCPD). Fifteen of the new machines were donated to the Children's Kidney Trust Fund seven years ago. But now some of these machines need replacing, and the Children's Kidney ...

  6. Children step out for a good cause at charity walkathon

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The event, held to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA), raised money for both the HKSA Charitable Fund and the Playwright Children's Play Association. The play association helps to develop professional therapeutic play tools and playrooms for children in public hospitals, organises play workshops and outings for child patients, and trains ...

  7. 9pc of parents hit their children, survey shows

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nearly one in 10 Hong Kong parents admit subjecting their children to physical punishment, a study showed. The survey, which interviewed 2,956 parents of students from 17 secondary ... of talking to their children about their problems. At the same time, 70 per cent said they were worried they were raising disobedient or insecure children. 'The study showed that there are still ...

  8. Suffering children

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... Mutsuko Murakami, TOKYO Kenji Nohara, the director of Kobokan, a Christian community centre in Tokyo's Sumida Ward, has seen a new pattern of Japanese children in need. Decades ago, children in foster care were war orphans or children of poor families. 'Today, they come to us not for financial reasons; most of the children at our home are victims of child abuse,' he ...

  9. Virus detected in two more children

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Two more of the 37 Cheung Chau children infected with hand, foot and mouth disease have tested positive for a relatively mild strain of the virus which causes the disease. This brings to three the number of children who were confirmed to have been exposed to the coxsackie virus A16. This virus is milder than the EV71 virus, the cause of the hand, food and mouth outbreak ...

  10. Misery of migrant children exposed

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu One in 10 has dropped out of school and many work illegally, survey finds Almost one in 10 children of mainland migrant workers have dropped out of school and many are working ... on Children and Women under the State Council, found that 9.3 per cent of the children interviewed had either dropped out of school or had never gone to school, although the actual figure could ...




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