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  1. Public health must be the priority

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would best protect the health of Hong Kong citizens. The second course of action would see Hong Kong refrain from embarrassing the mainland- maintaining good ties with the powers ... Over the past few years, Hong Kong has been hit by various food scares, all sourced to the mainland. First it was poultry with the deadly bird flu virus. Then vegetables were found ...

  2. Hong Kong should become a regional health centre

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as 'Asia's World City'. We encourage the government to formulate a regional health-care outreach strategy, commensurate with Hong Kong's 'World City' ambitions and relative ... department of politics and public administration, Hong Kong University Aide right to quit I refer to your leader 'Questions remain over resignation of Tung aide' (January 10). Though ...

  3. Health experts warn public after latest cholera case

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... case of this disease reported in Hong Kong this year. But the department has yet to confirm whether it is an imported or local case. According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), more cholera ... in the southern province of Fujian since mid-August. A CHP spokesman said: 'Whether in Hong Kong or travelling abroad, members of the public should pay attention to hygiene and take measures ...

  4. Sars investigator to head school of public health

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... got to know Hong Kong well after Sars, and one of the weaknesses here is a lack of public health training.' Before coming to Hong Kong, Professor Griffiths was president of the public ... as all the Sars investigations were completed long ago and Hong Kong indeed is very short of expertise in public health,' Dr Kwok said. Professor Griffiths will start in the new post on July ...

  5. Traditional medicine deserves role in public health system

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it will be extended to other hospitals. Even so, the Public Doctors' Association has expressed its reservations. Considering the dominance of western doctors in Hong Kong's medical establishment, ... For the greater part of the past year, two Korean drama series broadcast on local television mesmerised Hong Kong audiences. Both Jewel in the Palace and The Legendary Doctor: Hur Jun ...

  6. Vital signs good for public health service

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's public health services. This much is reassuring. But a workable solution will be found only if the government is able to master the art of consultation and persuasion. We do ... The new health minister has accurately diagnosed Hong Kong's cash-strapped medical system as needing treatment. But the debate over just what the cure might be has dragged ...

  7. New website aims to promote health issues to the public

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... information on this website to carry out health-related projects. The general public could have a better understanding on the health status of Hong Kong people so as to enhance their determination ... KELLY CHAN Updated at 6.02pm: A new website- set up by the Department of Health to promote public health issues- was officially launched by the Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare ...

  8. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... incredibly good that everyone wants to use it. There is no person in Hong Kong more highly qualified than Dr Chow to diagnose a cure. The 57-year-old orthopaedic surgeon has devoted his life to managing and improving Hong Kong's medical services. He has been at the spearhead, battling the problem personally as chief executive of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary hospitals. He ...

  9. Health reforms 'crucial to erasing poverty'

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

    ... in life expectancy. 'The whole issue of health care has to be looked at,' the Harvard University professor told a Hong Kong audience at a lunch organised by the Asia Society ... as in the past two decades. But he said the dropping of free public health care after the introduction of economic reforms in 1979 had been a mistake. Good health and education systems had been a strong ...

  10. Academics seek $15m for more tobacco research

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Scientists who last week revealed the true cost of smoking to Hong Kong say that up to $15 million should be set aside by officials for tobacco research. The academics at Hong ... don't think it is unreasonable to suggest that given the costs [of smoking], there should be clearly earmarked funds for tobacco intervention and that should include the needed public health ...




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