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  1. 850b yuan plan to make health care affordable

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Reforms will focus on helping masses get access to treatment The mainland will invest 850 billion yuan (HK$965 billion) on health care reform in the next three ... in terms of how much in each year and in which areas. The report said the reform aimed to ensure the non-profit nature of the mainland's health care system and make basic care accessible ...

  2. After health care, Beijing must tackle pension reform

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Of that, only 36 billion is new money, which works out to 27 yuan for each mainlander. Even in China, that doesn't buy much health-care insurance. Still, the plan is a step in the right ... with Tom Holland A lot has been made of Beijing's recent pledge to spend 850 billion yuan (HK$965.52 billion) on health-care reform, with all sorts of analysts saying the treatment ...

  3. New contract for hospitals chief

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... director of public health and aged-care services in the Australian state of Victoria, has headed the authority since March 1, 2006. Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said he was confident that Mr Solomon would be able to lead the authority 'in continuing to uphold the integrity of the public health care system and providing quality health care in partnership with the private ...

  4. Healthy outbreak of interest in world well-being

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... provision, policymaking and research in disease prevention. A new degree in public health offered by Chinese University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health and Primary Care this academic year ... improvement, health services and health protection. It covers modules on public health history, law and ethics, health care systems and pandemic prevention and control. Griffiths said the programme ...

  5. Analysts raise doubts about national medical scheme

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... welcomed China's new medical reform plan. 'The broad principles contained in the Chinese government's new health-care reform are in line with what the WHO is promoting, for example, ... residents and improve basic health care services, such as hepatitis B vaccinations for all residents under the age of 15 and a scheme to help prevent birth defects. As for public hospital reform, ...

  6. Top leader to head health care taskforce

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma and Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has appointed Vice-Premier Li Keqiang to head a taskforce comprising 16 government departments to oversee the enforcement of health care reforms, ... prescription drugs by the end of this month. Healthy investment Total government investment on health care reform for 2009-11: 850 billion yuan Beijing to pay: 330b yuan About: 40% of total Up from: ...

  7. Growth target at stake as Beijing redirects 300b yuan to welfare

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... that are urgently needed in economic and social development and directly related to the vital interests of the people to improve well-being,' he said. He unveiled details of a separate health-care ... to technology projects and 120 billion yuan to rural public works including affordable housing. The remaining 110 billion yuan will be used in social welfare programmes such as health care ...

  8. Wen talks cooking, corruption in Web chat

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parents at Tianjin railway station two weeks ago. But some cynical netizens said it was a publicity stunt and cited it as highlighting the inaccessibility of the country's health care system. ... but is under immense pressure and facing criticism for the mainland's social and economic woes. Covering subjects as varied as the impact of the global financial crisis, the country's health ...

  9. A question of public health

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Funded by simple taxation and offering low medical charges, the public health care system has been overloaded by an ageing population, medical advances and higher patient expectations. Patients ... A booming private health care sector can create jobs and ease the load on the public sector, so it can focus on patients with financial difficulties. But there could be potential market failures ...

  10. Brave new directions amid unanswered questions and 'strategic ambiguities'

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The central government's health care reform blueprint has finally been released after three years of intense bickering between various interest groups, and the key question remains: will the mainland's 1.3 billion people get to enjoy affordable and acceptable health care? The government has pledged to spend 850 billion yuan (HK$965.34 billion) on medical ...




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