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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Toilet Organisation steps into public urination row

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... little discussed public health issue. Hong Kong, Sim said, was particularly sensitive to the issue of disease after the Sars crisis in 2003- which killed 299 Hongkongers- and outbreaks of avian ... service at Washington's Georgetown University and Harvard Law School. Sim said the issue in Hong Kong would not be fixed overnight as large parts of the mainland were still developing ...

  2. Decision not to issue travel warning challenged

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee, Danny Mok and Ng Yuk-hang A medical expert and a lawmaker have questioned the Hong Kong government's decision not to issue an official travel advisory warning people against ... remind friends and relatives from affected areas to ensure their health was sound before visiting Hong Kong. Last night, a government source said a flu pandemic could spread anywhere and it would ...

  3. Flu controls at HK borders will be scrapped soon, health official says

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... on the health-declarations project. Lam said the declaration had had 'educational value' because it reminded travellers to stay alert about health issues. Hong Kong and the mainland are among the last ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Influenza controls requiring passengers to make a health declaration at Hong Kong borders are expected to be scrapped in about two weeks, the director of health ...

  4. York Chow meets Swiss health officials

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

    ... Laubscher. Dr Chow said the meetings provided a good chance for Hong Kong to learn more about the issue. This was because the Swiss health care system was largely financed through a mandatory health insurance scheme. 'At a time when Hong Kong is exploring its way forward for health care and medical development, the practice and experience of Switzerland can serve as a useful reference ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Veterinary surgeon shortage 'poses threat to public health'

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), said: "There is definitely a lack of veterinary training in Hong Kong. The region is a hotbed for disease and more should be done about public health issues ... say Lack of vets is posing risk to public health A severe shortage of veterinary surgeons in Hong Kong is hitting farmers and posing a threat to public health. The crisis has been caused ...

  6. Demand leads to new degree

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Ana Wang The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) will launch a bachelor of health education degree in September to meet increasing demand for expertise in this field. 'Primary health is becoming more and more popular in Hong Kong as people pay extra attention to health issues,' says Joanne Chung Wai-yee, chair professor of health studies and head of the department ...

  7. HK, Guangdong discuss restrictions on food and plant supplies

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... food supplied to Hong Kong was safe. They would also to meet the increased demand for these products from Hong Kong markets. A recent health and safety issue affecting mainland products ... CELINE SUN Updated at 1.29pm: Worries over the threat of infectious diseases and other health hazards from food and plants originating in the mainland had led Hong Kong and Guangdong ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    No excuse for domestic violence

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... in domestic affairs continues to be an obstacle. Hong Kong is no exception. This is not the kind of issue you would expect a celebrity to be associated with unless he or she had no choice. ... on violence against women, with director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, former Hong Kong health chief, saying it is a global health problem of epidemic proportions. One of the report's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong health leaders plan no new Ebola steps, despite acknowledging risk

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com No new preventive steps planned, despite local health leaders saying risk is still real City to stay its course on Ebola measures Hong Kong ... the public and medical workers stay vigilant, the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the community can be reduced." Legislator Wong Kwok-hing asked if Hong Kong would consider following the lead ...

  10. Improve chances of healthy old age

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... under five. The issue resonates in Hong Kong, where the needs of an ageing population will impose an increasing burden on public spending for health and welfare services, as well as on a proportionately smaller workforce and the adult children of smaller families. WHO chief Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, a former Hong Kong director of health, says the main health challenges for older ...




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