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  1. HK medical schools set their sights on regional excellence

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson Hong Kong's two medical schools are positioning themselves as centres of excellence for public health studies. Both the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) offer master's degrees in public health that attract medical and non-medical students looking to study epidemiology, which looks at factors affecting health ...

  2. 2pc of primary school pupils have had sex

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Tam Two per cent of primary school pupils polled in a survey said they had experienced sexual intercourse, with half reporting they were raped. The End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation surveyed more than 4,500 children from Primary Five and Primary Six across 24 schools from March to May. The average age was just over 11 years. Forty-three per cent of the respondents were girls. ...

  3. Increase subsidies for medical vouchers, say legislators

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Legislators have called for more generous treatment of the elderly under a medical voucher pilot scheme to be launched next year. They passed a motion yesterday to lower the age of eligibility and increase the amount of subsidies for the elderly under the plan. The three-year pilot scheme, suggested in the policy address last year, will provide an annual private medical care ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mainlanders keen to volunteer abroad, says medical charity chief

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... University's Health Science Centre and Beijing Union Medical College- China's oldest school of Western medicine. "We had to move to bigger lecture rooms on both occasions, and these soon ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Volunteer spirit leaves strong impression on head of renowned medical aid group Interest in overseas aid work risingin mainland The interest ...

  5. 'Real-name' HIV/Aids tests a huge risk, say medics

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... authorities to demand real-name registration for such services has put rights activists on a collision course with medical workers. Guangxi is leading the push, with the autonomous region's ... United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS), the family planning organisation Marie Stopes International and the Central Party School's Institute of Social Development Research- in which ...

  6. Ambitious targets set to help ease the crippling personal cost of medical care

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 73 in 2009; to cover all outpatient treatment with basic medical insurance, compared with very little now; to upgrade all county-level hospitals; and to lower the medical bill burden ... selling their homes, exhausting their life savings or being plunged into poverty because they could not afford the bills- all signs that social medical insurance is ineffective. For example, child ...

  7. Analysts raise doubts about national medical scheme

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... outside the cities or counties where they registered for medical insurance 3 One year of compulsory service in rural areas for those seeking promotion to senior doctor 4 School fee subsidies ... extortionate and discriminatory, more affordable and accessible to all. It aims to present more tangible goals in key reform areas: how the government will expand medical insurance coverage to 90 per ...

  8. Sex education seen as vital in schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... that show a near-record rise in new cases of HIV and news that many schools run by religious sponsoring bodies continue to base sex education based on their faiths rather than government guidelines. ... with religious sponsoring bodies about making sex education standard and ensuring all students were given access to unbiased information. 'A lot of schools are run under religious groups,' Ms ...

  9. Success of medical insurance plan hinges on facilities: official

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The success of an ambitious medical insurance project to cover 240 million urban residents outside the workforce will depend on the quality of health facilities, Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Security Hu Xiaoyi said yesterday. Unveiling details of the scheme, Mr Hu said the plan targeted primary and secondary school students, adolescents, the elderly and disabled ...

  10. Wen plans pilot medical insurance scheme to help urban residents

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to primary and secondary school students, adolescents, the elderly and disabled people who have been left out of the existing medical insurance scheme in cities. 'The economy of our country ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing now plans to spend three years to weave together a health insurance scheme for urban dwellers not included in the present medical insurance scheme ...




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