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  1. Mental centres a political hot potato

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Almost 90 per cent of candidates for the district council elections have shied away from stating their views about having a mental health centre in their district. Only 98 candidates, mainly from the pan-democratic camp, respo ...

  2. Health care reform not the place for politics

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the 46.3 million uninsured citizens and the rising numbers of those joining them. But an even more worrying trend is taking place- the ignoring of the issue itself in the name of politics ...

  3. politics

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is there confusion about the succession to the presidency? a. Bongo didn't leave a will b. Bongo didn't have an heir c. Tribal politics d. Political in fighting 5 Who was previously ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the director of the Chief Executive's Office, kept his lips sealed, however, when asked about his own political fortunes. ...

  5. Politics can hobble a tax-based health system, says ex-minister

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... about the pros and cons of different financing models. Today: the l It is a painful political process for a health minister to fight for resources for public medical services under a simple ... is simple and has high transparency and accessibility and low administrative costs. But he said a government budget for health care can be uncertain and face political obstacles. Like more than 100 ...

  6. No cure for politics in health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung If you believe media speculation, you may think the government's public consultation on reforming health-care funding might be delayed for political reasons. Namely, ... that reforming health-care financing, in all countries, is as much about politics as economics. In Hong Kong, the debate has been with us for almost two decades: the 'problem' has yet ...

  7. Politics of life

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tragedy of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo has seen the involvement of the US Congress at the request of her parents. Critics say the moral majority has hijacked the issue for political expediency. What do you think? Share your views. Write to us. ...

  8. Scientist leaves politics out of equation

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The head of the Centre for Health Protection's scientific committee on emerging and zoonotic diseases says his role is purely about science and nothing to do with politics. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung (right), chair professor of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, says the new centre will better protect Hong Kong against outbreaks of infectious diseases. ...

  9. A prescription for political change

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez looks at the medical sector in our series on the functional constituencies A maverick dentist who acknowledges his chance of winning is 'very slim' and a private surgeon who hopes to be second-time lucky are challenging incumben ...

  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... the will to take quick action to fight a disease that hits the rural poor, which have less of a political voice than urban populations. He said infection rates have been dropping but the disease needs ...




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