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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing to boost health care spending

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing also pledges to improve key health indicators, with life expectancy up and infant mortality down Expenditure on health care will be increased Beijing has pledged to increase government spending on health care and improve key health indicators to the standard of developed countries by 2020, the Ministry of Health said in a report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1017387/beijing-boost-health-care-spending
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Invest in primary health care to save children's lives

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by GREG DULY

    ... Greg Duly Greg Duly says more children in Laos survive because of investment in health care workers Fight to save lives is won on the front line In the remote mountainous areas ... prenatal and postnatal care and more children are given the life-saving vaccinations they need, resulting in better survival rates. Indeed, this is true the world over- frontline health workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1039981/invest-primary-health-care-save-childrens-lives
  3. Comment - Letters

    New government must be proactive in health care planning

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shortage of nurses can only be dealt with by overall review of staff needs In recent years, many health care reform proposals have been initiated to address the current and foreseeable problems in Hong Kong. We should expect officials in the new government to bring in fresh ideas to optimise the sustainability in the long run of our health care system. While the health care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1015665/new-government-must-be-proactive-health-care-planning
  4. Business - Money - HEALTH CARE

    China spending on health care forecast to hit US$1tr in 2020

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Report finds wider insurance coverage and an ageing population will triple mainland costs Spending to hit US$1tr by 2020 Health-care spending in China will almost ... make it the biggest market globally by 2020 after the United States, which in 2009 spent US$2.5 trillion, or 17.6 per cent of its GDP, on health care, the consulting company said. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/spending/article/1025762/china-spending-health-care-forecast-hit-us1tr-2020
  5. Five-year plan to ease individuals' health care costs

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to ease the financial burden of health care on individuals by 2015 through a series of reforms, including increasing government spending. Each individuals' share of medical bills will be cut to below 30 per cent, according to the 12th five-year plan on enacting health care reforms, which was published on Thursday. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996414/five-year-plan-ease-individuals-health-care-costs
  6. Leung opens up health care debate

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in quotas for mainland mothers. At the end of the day, Leung's proposal is a populist measure that treats a symptom of a wider problem- the lack of a strategy for improving health care. The system is a voracious drain on public funds that increasingly struggles to meet the expectations of an ageing population. Blueprints for reform of health-care financing and delivery have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998600/leung-opens-health-care-debate
  7. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing ... the public health sector provides a good standard of care at exceptionally low prices for all residents, regardless of income. Given the strains being experienced, it is an unsustainable situation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998909/see-big-picture-public-health-care
  8. Mental health care system inadequate

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The tragedy of a security guard being chopped to death by a mental patient in a public housing block is a sad reminder of our inadequate mental health care system. Limited resources aside, ... and attacked the guard, who was about to finish his overnight shift. Health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said he was satisfied proper care had been given during the 20-minute consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991874/mental-health-care-system-inadequate
  9. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... third-world-standard health-care services. That would affect the morale of staff and hurt the well-being of patients. The achievements of our medical sector are no doubt the envy of many around the world. We ... squeezed out of the system and unable to enjoy health care because our public hospitals cannot cope with the rising demand. Such a scenario would only deepen existing social conflicts. Albert Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991379/hong-kong-can-and-should-pay-good-health-care
  10. Health bites

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... implications from a public health standpoint because skeletal muscle mass is a large contributor to daily energy expenditure and it assists in weight management,' says lead author Nicholas Burd. ... Herbal powerhouse Oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, has long been known to possess a variety of beneficial health effects, but preliminary data from a recent study by Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999683/health-bites

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