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  1. Hong Kong puts bigger families in a tight financial and social squeeze

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Singapore provides a good model for comparison. Government incentives increase progressively for second and third children to encourage people to have more. Second, there are no childcare centres ... for parental care. Meanwhile, the Singapore government subsidises the use of childcare centres. Having professional childcare workers trumps having domestic helpers anytime. The third factor ...

  2. Charity centre to boost transparency

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of their financial and project information in order to boost public confidence. 'The centre will help release and collect updated information about charity work, enhance the transparency of charity ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has embarked on an ambitious project to revamp the image of its charity sector by launching a donation information centre to improve the transparency ...

  3. NGOs stop operating amid financial woes

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung A warning that a wave of welfare groups could close amid the financial crisis has been issued by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service after a lack of funding forced two ... 'There happened to be member organisations leaving us, but I have never seen any doing so because of financial difficulties. 'It did not happen even during the Asian financial crisis ...

  4. Aids expert fears financial crisis to worsen mother-child infections

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... cent, said Dr Ho, director of the university's Comprehensive Aids Research Centre. Dr Ho, who will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Hong Kong today, said he was worried ...

  5. IBM contracted to overhaul government financial system

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has moved to revamp its ageing financial management and information system, with a recent award to IBM of a contract worth almost $350 million to set up and maintain ... director of IBM Global Services in Hong Kong. The system will replace the Treasury's ledger accounting and financial information system, which has been used since 1983. This change is expected ...

  6. New centres for the mentally ill to open in all districts

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... that providing better community care was one of the department's priorities in the new financial year. The government will inject extra resources into setting up integrated centres in all ... Ella Lee The number of mentally ill patients receiving community care, such as visits by social workers and occupational therapy, will be doubled when new integrated centres are set up ...

  7. Financial fruits

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ho Lok Sang

    ... much each needs to spend for basic health care. The fact is that excessively low or non-existent user fees will cause waste and undermine prevention. We need to preserve some financial ... will to implement something that will really benefit Hong Kong, while being sustainable. Ho Lok Sang is director of, and professor at, the Centre for Public Policy Studies, Lingnan University ...

  8. Financial life support

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre has recently released a report on health care financing, which proposes a mandatory medical savings scheme for workers. It is understandable if the health ...

  9. Severe welfare cuts may close 13 centres and spark social crisis

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... and single-parent families struggle for support, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service warned yesterday. Eight centres now provide services for new migrants from the mainland and five centres for single-parent families, but all of them face closure once their funding runs out, according to the council. 'The budget cuts affect these two groups most, as these centres cannot continue ...

  10. Abandoned children fill Taiwan welfare centres

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... boy, and the infant was later handed over to a child welfare centre. The boy, named Hao Hao by staff, has a serious respiratory problem, which was apparently why he was abandoned. And he ... with five years ago,' said Alicea Wang, of the Child Welfare League Foundation. Ms Wang cited financial problems, birth out of wedlock and disabilities as the major reasons for parents ...




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