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  1. In Brief

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK, Guangdong, Macau officials confer on infectious diseases Medical experts and public health professionals from Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong meet today in Macau for a two-day conference on infectious diseases. The Hong Kong delegation, led by Director of Health Lam Ping-yan, will include representatives from the Hospital Authority and the Food and Health and Environmental ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Bird flu vigilance can never waver

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bird flu remains the single biggest threat to public health in Hong Kong, the site of the first outbreak of the deadly disease among humans in 1997. The reappearance of the H5N1 virus ... should give cause to reconsider, while the the reappearance of H5N1 in markets is also reason enough for a rethink. Sadly, so long as Hong Kong people believe the risk does not warrant forsaking ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HYGIENE

    Thousands of toilets in Hong Kong, so no excuse for public peeing

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... With initiatives like the "Don't Eat S*** Campaign" and "Potty Parity", the WTO brings humour to a serious and, usually, little discussed public health issue. Hong Kong, Sim said, ... persists Hong Kong is flush with publicly available toilets, the Sunday Morning Post has found. However, getting a handle on the problem of people relieving themselves in public is tricky, ...

  5. Very healthy job prospects

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in one area- promotion, health service management, global or environmental health. The Hong Kong government is a major potential employer of public health graduates. The Department of Health ... them for a wide variety of work opportunities. Those wishing to work in poorer communities and with NGOs in both Hong Kong and further afield find public health good training. Pay scales depend ...

  6. Practices in HK labs reviewed

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... two deal with live viruses: the Department's of Health's Public Health Laboratory Centre and the University of Hong Kong's laboratory. ... Mary Ann Benitez A Hong Kong delegation will meet Ministry of Health officials today to assess the risk of the mainland's latest Sars outbreak to the city. The delegation is led ...

  7. Efforts to prevent spread of swine flu have not been futile

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are therefore fully justified in promoting hand hygiene. Malik Peiris, professor, department of microbiology; Ben Cowling, assistant professor, school of public health; University of Hong Kong ... later was reported to be unusually mild, but the most recent data suggests that swine flu is just as 'mild' or deadly as seasonal flu can be. Studies done in Hong Kong have shown ...

  8. SMS campaign underway

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... weeks, encourages people to sign a CAN petition to urge the government to clean up Hong Kong's air. The petition calls air pollution 'the most serious public health crisis' in Hong ... Kong's biggest public health crisis.' For further details, visit www.hongkongcan.org ...

  9. Power to deny treatment must be used carefully

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health service like Hong Kong's is not immune to bad-debt problems. Given the drain on the public purse of maintaining a heavily subsidised, world-class hospital system, it is one ... interest. The Hospital Authority has tried to find a way through them. As we report today, it will refuse treatment to people without Hong Kong ID cards who have not settled previous bills- except ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... air pollution and look to formulate models based on different approaches. It will also track changes in policy and their impact on air quality and public health. Dora visited Hong Kong ... in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ...




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