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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rising costs in Hong Kong plunge 1 in 5 poor into despair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Rising costs plunge poor into despair One in five people on low incomes in Hong Kong suffer from excessive anxiety because of inflation, and it's likely to get worse as prices climb. The rate is three times that of th ...

  2. Malnutrition problem a heavier burden in rural areas

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The physical development of children under six years old and their access to proper nutrition have greatly improved in the past 20 years, but the situation remains worrying for those living in rural areas, a governme ...

  3. Abuse, poverty spur female infection rate

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Aids is increasingly becoming a serious threat to women, especially in developing countries. According to the World Health Organisation, Aids-related illness is the leading cause of death and disease among women of reproductive age in low- a ...

  4. Health reforms 'crucial to erasing poverty'

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer The mainland faces rising poverty unless health reforms are implemented, the only Asian winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, Amartya Sen, warned yesterday. The Indian-born expert on poverty was especially critical of authorities for not providing free vaccinations against disease, which he blamed for a stagnating infant mortality rate and slowing gains ...

  5. Why poverty should not be a death sentence

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... members become seriously or chronically ill. In the countryside, sickness remains the most common cause of poverty. As Wenjuan's case shows, the country's hundreds of million of migrant ...

  6. Poverty the target of child fund

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The government's Commission on Poverty has started a study into setting up a child development fund in Hong Kong. After its fifth meeting yesterday, the chairman ... poverty. ...

  7. Starving for the right kinds of nutrition

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jonathan Power Lately there has been a lot of anguish about the rise in world food prices and how this has affected the nutrition of the poorest. A number of things are to blame for the price rise. In some regions it is bad weather, in particular in the H ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A measurement of success in helping the world's poor

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by BILL GATES

    ... Bill Gates Bill Gates says progress will continue if aid and the will to act do not flag A measurement of successin helping the world's poor The lives of the world's poorest people have improved more rapidly in the past 15 years than ever before ...

  9. Poverty and ignorance a fatal formula for Afghan infants

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... deficiency,' says Dr Zakia Maroof, a Unicef childcare expert in Kabul. But the problem goes much deeper, and is rooted in the poverty and prejudice that blight the land. Since a majority of Afghan ... the baby's stomach,' says Dr Maroof. Poverty, the lack of hygiene and of safe drinking water further complicate the picture. 'As a result, [our] public health status indices are among ...

  10. Fat cats

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 9,500 Hongkongers joined the ranks of the city's US-dollar millionaires last year. Given the stories of poverty that fill our newspapers, does this reflect a widening gap between rich and poor? Write to us. ...




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