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  1. Director of health quits her post for top WHO job in Geneva

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hong Kong's director of health has quit to take up a senior post at the World Health Organisation (WHO) - the third senior official to leave the government in four days. Margaret Chan ... My appointment may [reflect] the WHO's recognition of the professional standard of public health and medical system in Hong Kong. 'It may also reflect recognition ...

  2. Tung, top health officials criticised for World Aids Day silence

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and David Fang Hong Kong's chief executive and top health officials came under fire yesterday for their silence during Monday's World Aids Day after Premier Wen ... contact... will not transmit HIV.' Elijah Fung, manager of the St John's Cathedral HIV-Education Centre, said: 'That is something [Mr Tung] has to do for Hong Kong. Unlike ...

  3. Minister proposes new role of 'integrator' for health director

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The director of health could in future be an 'integrator' of health systems and act as an adviser to the government, Hong Kong's health minister says. Secretary for Health ... and private health. Dr Yeoh said the idea was in its infancy but the time might be right to consider it as the next step in the evolution of Hong Kong's health system. 'I see a need ...

  4. Budget cuts of $2b loom for health, welfare services

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez And the bureau chief warns of $6 billion being slashed in the next five years Hong Kong's health and welfare allocation faces a $2 billion cut in the next budget ... cuts would not affect the quality of health services in Hong Kong. Cuts in social welfare expenditure- which will be reduced by $1.55 billion in 2004-05 and $1.71 billion in 2005 and beyond- ...

  5. Health policy 'raises Aids threat'

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to Director of Health Lam Ping-yan expressing concerns that 'the new charging scheme is shortsighted and likely to increase Hong Kong's vulnerability to an HIV epidemic'. The group ... followed the service-wide population policy, which seeks to limit public health services to Hong Kong residents. Previously they were also available to foreign domestic helpers, migrant workers ...

  6. Little chiefs and mini-mayors tackle a big issue

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on health issues in the Legislative Council. The Boys' and Girls' Club Association of Hong Kong yesterday held a mock conference on 'The role of Hong Kong and Guangzhou governments ... of Sars was still fresh in the minds of some students. One student who was representing Hong Kong said the two cities should work harder to improve health. 'If the Hong Kong and Guangzhou ...

  7. Alert issued over deadly E.coli after baby boy falls ill

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Authorities warn the public of the dangers of eating undercooked meat Experts have warned that Hong Kong faces a possible resurgence of infections from a potentially deadly form ... in 2001. Infections are usually linked to contaminated beef or dairy products. The Department of Health yesterday issued warnings to the public about the risks of undercooked minced beef after ...

  8. Guangdong to invest $1.4b on public health

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... health system, including 500 million yuan to rebuild its Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Lawmakers in Hong Kong welcomed the plan but said it would be more important to improve ... in Guangdong, although local health authorities did not announce the outbreak until February. In Hong Kong, legislator and president of the medical Association, Lo Wing-lok, said he was impressed ...

  9. Health-care firm opens its heart to help youngsters

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...Care hoped to raise another $200,000 for Hong Kong charities throughout the month by placing donation boxes in all Quality HealthCare clinics. It also planned to send volunteer staff ambassadors ... Care Asia (www.qualityhealthcareasia.com) is Hong Kong's largest health-care company and has been providing health-care services since 1868. Operation Santa Claus is an annual fund-raising ...

  10. HK issues first alert under new system

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and David Fang Hong Kong's Sars alert system was activated for the first time yesterday after the confirmation of the case in Taiwan. The three-tier system was introduced ... said he believed the chance of Hong Kong people being on the two flights carrying the Taiwanese patient was slim as neither flight stopped in the city. The Hospital Authority yesterday also ...




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