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  1. dirty bill of health

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Nineteenth-century travellers to the Far East often commented on the cleanliness of the Japanese- both personally and in a civic sense- and unfavourably contrasted this with the general Chinese indifference towards civic filth. Like many tren ...

  2. Health centre's functions revealed

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The newly planned Centre for Health Protection will take over half of the Health Department's functions when it becomes fully operational next year, the director of health has revealed. Lam Ping-yan said that while the director of health would remain its figurehead, the centre's day-to-day operations would be led by a new chief health protection ...

  3. Top health controller moves on

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Community medicine consultant Thomas Tsang Ho-fai is set to succeed Leung Pak-yin as controller of the Centre for Health Protection. Dr Leung will leave his post on January 31 and is expected to take up the position of the Hospital Authority's director for quality and safety next month. The Centre for Health Protection was set up in 2004 with Dr Leung ...

  4. Health reform

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The multinational Expert Committee investigating the Sars crisis found Hong Kong's health system to be outdated and inefficient. What reform should the government undertake to improve the system? Was the committee right not to hold an individual responsible for the crisis? Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. Borders to be crossed on health research

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the virus not seen last year were the University of Hong Kong lab at Queen Mary Hospital and the government virus unit at the Department of Health. Both are part of the World Health Organisation's international network for Sars diagnosis. The samples arrived in the city after the Ministry of Health in Beijing had been called to help clarify inconclusive results and after scientists ...

  6. Overhaul of health system the priority

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The long-awaited verdict on Hong Kong's handling of Sars amounts to a damning indictment of our city's outdated and inefficient health system. Revealing the findings ... of the inquiry to be the apportioning of blame. This newspaper has not been among them. The overriding objective must be to ensure that our health system is overhauled. It was found by the experts ...

  7. Bird flu battle should focus on public health

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... happened in those cases. Now there is an ongoing series of outbreaks of the same strain- H5N1- this time spanning the region. And public health experts, including our own health minister, admit ... But as the outbreaks elsewhere continue and as the virus mutates over time, continued immunity cannot be guaranteed. What then, aside from agreeing to exchange information on animal health, can be done ...

  8. Give Taiwan the chance to share its health expertise

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now, more than ever, health issues concern all people, everywhere. Modern technologies have not only allowed people, goods and information to travel more freely across borders, they have enabled diseases to do likewise. Over the past few decades, Taiwan has made great advances in improving the health of its people and many contributions to global health. Today, however, ...

  9. We will let the public be the judges of Sars report, says health department

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Department of Health will not go on the defensive in its response to the Legislative Council's Sars report. Instead, it will simply lay out its version of events in a seven-page response to be placed on the department's website tonight, Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said yesterday. 'Apart from giving us more insight into the Sars issue, the Legco ...

  10. More surveillance cameras planned to monitor public health black spots

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Surveillance cameras will be put up at more hygiene black spots across the city from next year to catch public housing tenants with unsanitary habits, said Home Affairs Director Pamela Tan Kam Mi-wah. The expanded scheme was one of severa ...




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