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  1. Poverty the target of child fund

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The government's Commission on Poverty has started a study into setting up a child development fund in Hong Kong. After its fifth meeting yesterday, the chairman of the commission's task force on children and youth, Philemon Choi Yuen-wan, said members reviewed overseas experience in setting up child development funds. Dr Choi said the funds were a relatively recent ...

  2. Funding urged for early education

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Youth expert hopes policy address will help tackle the root causes of poverty A youth concern group says tomorrow's policy address should announce more resources for early childhood education to help tackle youth poverty. Commission on Youth chairman Philemon Choi Yuen-wan told a seminar on poverty yesterday that investing more in early education was the ultimate way ...

  3. Bad medicine

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Delhi hospital there are concerns that poor and illiterate Indians could end up being used as guinea pigs.. Voluntary groups say it is ridiculous to expect poverty-stricken Indians who cannot ... a complaint against AIIMS with the National Human Rights Commission. 'The poor here don't have access to good medical care so obviously they will opt for getting free treatment as volunteers ...

  4. Cost a bitter pill to swallow

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... can't afford a monopoly in health care. Monopolies lead to higher prices and we can't allow them in a country with so much poverty and misery,' says Hamied, who runs a free cancer ... and supplies from Europe's drug makers collapsed, Cipla provided quinine to treat malaria and injections for dysentery. The government seems to be listening. The Planning Commission has called ...

  5. This time, let's get on with it

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by David Akers-Jones

    ... tool against poverty and the need to save even a few dollars. So, should an across-the-board charge be levied, equivalent to a similar visit to a private doctor; and should those seeking exemptions be able to use their social security records to prove their poverty? Or can we give a payment voucher to the poor in the queue who are willing to see a private doctor? With the queues ...

  6. Kidney patient's battle against negligence

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

    ... to work in the city and help lift their families out of poverty, the Hebei native moved to Beijing in 2001 when she was just 18. She found a waitress job in a state-run guesthouse and was happy ... the sadder I felt,' said Chong Pui-yu, the Hong Kong nurse who volunteered to help and who has prepared documents for a district medical malpractice commission, which will decide if the hospital ...



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