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  1. No time for muddle on public health

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this can be sustained. Reminders of the dangers that threaten public health are not hard to find. Yesterday, hygiene officials warned the risk of a dengue fever outbreak has reached alarming ... and other parts of Asia this year. But it was another warning signal. So was the re-emergence of Sars in Beijing. With public health threats such as these ever present, there is a pressing need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456619/no-time-muddle-public-health
  2. We will let the public be the judges of Sars report, says health department

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Department of Health will not go on the defensive in its response to the Legislative Council's Sars report. Instead, it will simply lay out its version of events in a seven-page response to be placed on the department's website tonight, Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said yesterday. 'Apart from giving us more insight into the Sars issue, the Legco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462975/we-will-let-public-be-judges-sars-report-says-health-department
  3. Richard Gere urges Indian stars to take leading public health role

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... and adapt their traditional skills so that they can act as public health communicators,' said David Gere. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462332/richard-gere-urges-indian-stars-take-leading-public-health-role
  4. Bird flu battle should focus on public health

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... happened in those cases. Now there is an ongoing series of outbreaks of the same strain- H5N1- this time spanning the region. And public health experts, including our own health minister, admit ... and unco-ordinated. Where its significance for public health has been grasped, there has been more success. This is a lesson Hong Kong would do well to remember as it deals with the ongoing threat from bird ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444337/bird-flu-battle-should-focus-public-health
  5. More surveillance cameras planned to monitor public health black spots

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Surveillance cameras will be put up at more hygiene black spots across the city from next year to catch public housing tenants with unsanitary habits, said Home Affairs Director Pamela Tan Kam Mi-wah. The expanded scheme was one of several measures announced yesterday to 'keep the spirit of Team Clean', which was set up to combat Sars last year. Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461719/more-surveillance-cameras-planned-monitor-public-health-black-spots
  6. Public deserved better from their health chiefs

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two anonymous letters appeal for the health-care chiefs who have resigned under pressure following the Legislative Council Sars report. The letter 'Don't politicise Sars' ... senior health-care personnel, we deserved better results. The letter 'Who will keep us safe?' (July 24) has insulted not only the collective intelligence of the community, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464330/public-deserved-better-their-health-chiefs
  7. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... health crisis over bird flu can only be described as an unfortunate coincidence. The operation was a dress rehearsal for the transport and future incineration of the toxic substance extracted from the Disney theme park construction site. But civil engineering department officials could not have known that it had all the ingredients to be the prequel to the current health and food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443596/birds-mice-and-other-public-health-risks
  8. A price on health

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Public hospitals are considering increasing charges for non-residents in an attempt to stop mainlanders abusing the system. Fears have been raised this will risk patients' health if they delay treatment. What do you think? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481379/price-health
  9. Winning back public faith one patient at a time

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... recovered from the crisis, and with public confidence restored, patient numbers are rebounding. Two Sars outbreaks at the 585-bed hospital in Kowloon Tong last year caused at least one death ... to the Department of Health, and for not informing patients of such cases sooner. The widow of the deceased victim last month asked the courts to force the hospital to release the full report to help her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466711/winning-back-public-faith-one-patient-time
  10. Health system is designed to fail the community

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... learned from the Sars epidemic and what can we do to prevent such disasters happening again? This epidemic is the result of the chronic neglect of our public health infrastructure, which has ... health professionals. Training in public health and epidemiology should be strengthened in medical schools. More public health specialists should be recruited to senior management positions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462570/health-system-designed-fail-community

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