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  1. Student is crowned Miss Hong Kong, and dreams of TV role promoting health

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Kayi Cheung was crowned Miss Hong Kong last night at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Ms Cheung, 23, who is a student in Canada, said she would like to become a TV programme host ... Loletta Chu Ling-ling, Miss Hong Kong 1977, was one of last night's judges. All eyes turned from the stage to the judging panel last night when she was introduced. The others judges were film ...

  2. Health-care reform must tackle insurance issues

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a long-awaited consultation paper on health financing reform due later this year. Hong Kong is not the first place to find that the ideal of very affordable health care for all soon comes to be regarded ... solution must necessarily involve cross-subsidisation, an issue that has not received adequate attention in Hong Kong, however. Currently, the benefits offered by many insurance schemes are seen ...

  3. Hong Kong woman in Australian legal limbo

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney A former Hong Kong resident who has been detained in Australia for six years as an illegal immigrant says she would rather die than be returned to the mainland. Kwok ... and supporters say her physical and mental health have deteriorated since she was detained in January 2001. Kwok, 52, is one of 241 inmates in Villawood detention centre, in Sydney's western ...

  4. Good primary health care in HK will create a solid foundation

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of up to 5pc for health funds', June 7), it fails to highlight another key tenet of the document- namely the need to improve primary health care in Hong Kong. International research has ... continuing community based support to maintain quality of life throughout our increasingly long lives. Currently, as the report points out, primary health care in Hong Kong is not well organised ...

  5. Health voucher scheme 'mean'

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Hong Kong reformed health-care financing. But veteran advocate for the poor Ho Hei-wah said giving five vouchers was 'so mean'. 'Many elderly people go to the hospital at least ... Mr Ho and Mr Tik, who is the former executive director of the Hong Kong Society for the Aged, were outraged that the government had no plan to increase places in homes for the elderly. ...

  6. Health-care funding 'needs a holistic view'

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... system and health-care reform. Retirement benefits are a social problem, so we should take a look at the whole social issue.' He also said there was 'no proper time' to introduce ... network is good, but it will take a long time to convince people about it,' he said. With Hong Kong's compactness making doctor-shopping easy, it would be hard to eradicate the practice ...

  7. Local mothers must get priority in Hong Kong's private hospitals

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is absolutely no question that local mothers should be given priority at private hospitals. Local mothers support Hong Kong's medical industry by spending privately for all ... 'brokers' who are booking the beds in the hospitals for their mainland clients. This level of stress is not something one needs while pregnant. There is also the issue of hospitals now overruling ...

  8. Hong Kong plays fair with health and beauty products

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... and other items. For the past 12 years Hong Kong has been the hub for a health and beauty exhibition, which brings manufacturers and buyers together from around the world. The Cosmoprof Asia and The Natural Health Fair 'enjoys the position of being Asia-Pacific's largest fair of its kind in the beauty and cosmetics market, and Hong Kong is in a pivotal role in that it sets ...

  9. Hundreds in Hong Kong join global call for end to poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... called for action against hardship in Hong Kong. They were joining millions of people globally in the 'Stand Up and Speak Out' campaign to call for action against poverty and inequality, and to urge governments to abide by the UN Millennium Development Goals to end poverty. In Hong Kong, 500 people stood for two minutes at Lai Kok Community Hall and pledged to defeat ...

  10. No need to throw money at HK's health care system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I recently watched former health minister Yeoh Eng-kiong talk on TV about financing the Hong Kong health care system. What he said reminded me of some principles. Firstly, no one should ... of Hong Kong must not be damaged by more taxes. Mandatory levies are a form of taxation. The amount of money required for medical care varies greatly from person to person. One never knows when ...




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