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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. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Expanded swap of cross-border data on disease begins

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... on all notifiable diseases before the 15th of each month. The system also covers Macau. Calling the agreement a milestone in cross-border co-operation, the director-general of the Guangdong ...

  5. Cross-border database to keep tabs on diseases

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and both the mainland and Hong Kong authorities have agreed to pass on the information to the public,' Dr Leung said. The system of cross-border notification on infectious diseases has long ...

  6. Cross-border check on fatal strain of bronchitis

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou and Klaudia Lee Hong Kong health chiefs are keeping in close touch with their Guangdong counterparts over a fatal strain of bronchitis in the province that affects children and is said to defy medical treatment. The strain of th ...

  7. 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

    ... 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 ... prostitutes, while 26 per cent of the cross-border travellers said they had sexually transmitted diseases. Eighty-three per cent of those who go to the mainland said they had engaged in unprotected ...

  8. Portable isolation units to combat any new outbreak

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... will be finalised soon. Dr Ho said the authority hoped the Department of Health and mainland authorities could discuss improving the system for cross-border notification of outbreaks of infectious disease. ...

  9. Two children fall ill with intestinal virus

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

    ... Danny Mok Two new cases of children infected by the intestinal virus EV71 have triggered an alarm about more possible cross-border infections. The Centre for Health Protection said ... cross-border infections in the school holidays this month when many children would go to the mainland. He said they should observe strict hygiene. The virus, known as enterovirus 71 or EV71, can cause ...

  10. Women and Aids

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as cross-border travel increases, the risk rises. The chance of a wife or partner catching a sexually transmitted disease from an infected man depends on several factors. Because of biological ... the recent increase in cross-border interaction has worsened the situation in Hong Kong, there is no doubt it could fuel the spread of HIV infection. Surveys of cross-border travellers over the past ...




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