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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ... Phone Kyaw, assistant director of the Myanmar Medical Research Centre, said malaria drug resistance first emerged in the country’s east where migrant workers cross between Myanmar and Thailand, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Sars-like virus in Middle East 'closely related to Hong Kong bat strains'

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... respiratory virus that has emerged in the Middle East is closely related to two bat viruses found a few years ago in Hong Kong, a university don says. Neither bat virus jumped from animal to human ... coronavirus, he added. Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, killed hundreds of people, mostly in Asia, in a 2003 outbreak, including 299 in Hong Kong. The university discovered coronaviruses ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Child mortality halves in 20 years, but persists in Africa and South Asia

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in maternal and child health, along with education for girls. The biggest improvement in child health has been recorded in Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. These regions have cut the child death rate by half since 1990. Under-five deaths are now concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, which ...

  4. A tale of two Asias

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Southeast Asia. In Laos, more than 30 per cent of young children are underweight; in India, Bangladesh and East Timor, the percentage is more than 45. The dietary habits of Asians contribute ... Ng Yuk-hang in Colombo, Sri Lanka yukhang.ng@scmp.com A serious health threat is hanging over Asia, putting hundreds of millions of lives at risk. It's not swine flu, nor dengue ...

  5. HK is the sick man of Asia when it comes to medical tourism

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... owns, operates and manages hospitals and health-care facilities in seven other countries in Asia and the Middle East. Fortis and Bumrungrad's moves show Hong Kong has potential to develop ... Healthcare Asia for HK$1.52 billion cash. Fortis chairman Malvinder Mohan Singh said the company wanted to expand outside India and it was a 'believer in the long-term growth prospects of Asian ...

  6. Fewer children in Asia catch HIV: research

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to prevent mothers transmitting the disease to their children. Experts told a three-day Asian Aids Conference, which opened last month, that in the East Asia-Pacific region 31,000 children under ... to 50,000.' United States Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Marines, one of 250 delegates at the East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation on Children and HIV/Aids, said infant HIV-Aids patients were ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO seeks details on Sars-linked virus after two cases in Middle East

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei, Jolie Ho and Agencies Hong Kong health authorities join counterparts around the world in calling for vigilance after two cases in Middle East are linked to infection W.H.O. ... symptoms of pneumonia having travelled in the Middle East, medical staff will notify the centre and the patients will be put under isolation. He urged the public to take heed of personal hygiene ...


    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Li Kwok-po Chairman and CEO, Bank of East Asia Alfred Chan Wing-kin Managing director, Hong Kong and China Gas Dr John Cho-chak Non-executive director, Transport International Holdings Dr Harry Lee Chief executive, TAL Apparel Dr David Sun Far East area chairman, Ernst & Young James E Thompson Chairman, Crown Worldwide Holdings Tony Tyler Chief executive, Cathay ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... Juzhong Zhuang Juzhong Zhuang says Asia must work harder to equalise opportunities Inequalities are erodingthe foundations of growth Developing Asia's impressive growth continues, ... the Gini index worsened from 32 to 43 in China, from 33 to 37 in India, and from 29 to 39 in Indonesia. Treating developing Asia as a single unit, its Gini index rose from 39 to 46 in that period. ...

  10. East meets West for the treatment of inpatients

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Kwong Wah Hospital will provide the city's first inpatient service offering a combined treatment of Western and Chinese traditional medicine from the end of this month. The public hospital will have its first batch of 110 hospi ...




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