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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government offers to lend HK$45b to NGOs to run private hospitals

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Government seeks new way on top of health insurance reform to get more using private care HK$45b in loans for NGOs to run private hospitals The government may loan HK$45 billion to non-profit organisations to run private hospitals in a bid to ease the burden on the public health care sector. The money will come from a HK$50 billion fund ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's new HIV cases hit record high with 195 people diagnosed in Q3

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... could be due to more intensive testing by NGOs and an aggressive diagnosis campaign by UNAids. The figures bring the cumulative total reported cases of HIV, the virus that causes Aids, to 6,841 ... of 4.08 per cent. The poll was conducted in NGO service centres, gay bars, saunas and via the internet. "We are not sure of the exact reason why there are more cases. Perhaps NGOs have done ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Li Keqiang wants tax breaks for NGOs specialising in Aids/HIV work

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The next premier takes the lead to promote reform, stressing the importance of NGOs in the battle to prevent the disease from spreading Li Keqiang seeks tax breaks for HIV/Aids bodies Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang has asked the Ministry of Finance to arrange a pilot programme that would give tax breaks to NGOs specialising in HIV/Aids prevention, ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Li Keqiang's meeting with NGOs injects new life into HIV/Aids fight

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Raymond.li@scmp.com Li Keqiang's ground-breaking meeting with specialist NGOs signals a new stance by leaders in efforts to stem the spread of the disease Fresh hope ... of services from NGOs. Murong Feng, from the Hebei Light of Love Care Group for People with HIV/Aids in Baoding, Hebei, said he was surprised when he was asked to join the meeting and was impressed ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    UN agency urges China to drop HIV spa ban

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:22pm by AFP

    ... anti-discrimination NGO Justice for All, said. His organisation and five other domestic NGOs are seeking to collaborate on a response, he added. “This law must be changed. All the HIV NGOs know this new rule, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    CY Leung plans to set up health fund for elderly poor

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Chief executive expected to reveal plan for a fund to subsidise check-ups by NGOs for the most common illnesses associated with old age Leung's new ... last are expected to be worked out after tomorrow's announcement. At least two NGOs expressed interest yesterday in taking on the job, but they emphasised that there should be a system ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China Aids activists sceptical of Li Keqiang’s outreach

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... a vice premier and head of a cabinet-level commission on HIV/Aids, was quoted in state media on Thursday as praising the role of NGOs and calling for them to step up their activities. “Civil ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang meets Aids activists

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... NGOs at the Ministry of Health on Monday afternoon, along with ministry party chief Zhang Mao and Health Minister Chen Zhu. Li Keqiang vowed to fight public-sector discrimination towards ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical services dumped as pillar industry, says minister Ko Wing-man

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... not receive a lot of tenders". He refused to confirm the number of bidders, but there are reported to have been only three. The government might develop hospitals itself with NGOs, the minister ...



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