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  1. Aid group's HIV work blocked for four years

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Medecins Sans Frontieres says delay in treating Henan patients is frustrating Henan health authorities have prevented Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) from setting up ... of the patients are not being put first,' Ms Nicolai said from Brussels. 'We have been thinking about that [the Henan project] for four years and many people have died in those four years. You ...

  2. Health authorities deny covering up tick disease deaths

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Mainland health authorities have shrugged off media accusations that a cover-up of a mysterious tick-borne disease has led to deaths and panic in Henan, saying they have ... and allowed the disease to spread. Only after recent media reports did Henan's health department admit that 18 people have died out of 557 reported cases of suspected human granulocytic ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Medecins Sans Frontieres received verbal permission from county authorities in Henan in November last year to set up an HIV/Aids treatment project early this year. It was not given permission in November 2002 as stated in the second edition of the report 'Aids group's HIV work blocked for four years' on page A6 yesterday. ...

  4. WHO issues alert on super strain of tuberculosis

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... Health Organisation. The WHO says it urgently requires more information on the prevalence of MDR-TB after finding 10 per cent of new cases in Liaoning and almost 8 per cent in Henan did ... of resistance among new cases, while Henan was ninth. Kazakhstan and Israel had the highest rates, about 14 per cent. A co-author of the report, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, said the rate of MDR-TB ...

  5. Schools hit by further outbreaks of virus in 10 regions

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been reported at schools in another eight regions- Xinjiang and the provinces of Hebei, Henan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Shandong, Hunan, Jiangsu and Guangxi. Xinjiang reported its first case ... Guangdong. In Shandong, nine cases were reported at a middle school in Jimo city. In Hefei, capital of Anhui province, four students at a college contracted swine flu. In Henan province, 28 students ...

  6. Protesting parents hurt in scuffle with police

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Ministry of Health headquarters in Beijing on Monday. One parent suffered a fractured rib and a broken finger. The parents, from Shanxi, Liaoning, Shandong, Jiangxi, Henan and Beijing, had gathered ... Shangqiu, Henan, was taken away by six people from his hometown a week ago and had not been heard from since. Monday's scuffle started around noon when police tried to seize a camera from Ren ...

  7. Aids activist stabbed after corruption claim

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui An Aids patient-activist in Shangcai county, Henan- ground zero for China's HIV/Aids epidemic- has been stabbed in an apparent revenge attack for revealing corruption among ... for Disease Control and Prevention for regular viral load testing. He was attacked after the meeting. Mr Liu took part in a 2002 epidemiological survey of HIV/Aids in the Henan countryside, which ...

  8. Plight of sick mainland boy touches more hearts

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the class'. Li's parents thanked the teachers and pupils and said they would display the cards in Liuxuan's room when they returned to their home in Henan. Sullivan said reading ... to Henan tomorrow to discuss the situation with relatives and decide whether to go ahead with the transplant surgery to correct Liuxuan's blocked bile duct. The father said they had ...

  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Medecins sans Frontieres seeks China's help on Africa malaria cure

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... treatments for the mosquito-borne disease. Malaria, which is notoriously difficult to eradicate, still affects rural parts of Anhui, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei and Yunnan provinces. MSF, whose ...

  10. Health officials chastised after worker submits to risky surgery

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Five health officials in Zhengzhou, Henan, had been reprimanded after a public outcry over a factory worker who was forced to have chest surgery to prove he developed ... of dust-filled air over a prolonged time. Mr Zhang had worked in the Zhengzhou Zhendong Abrasion-Proof Materials plant, in Xinmi, Henan, for three years before contracting flu-like symptoms and breathing ...




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