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  1. Sars investigator to head school of public health

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

    ... Ella Lee The chief investigator in the government inquiry into the handling of the city's Sars outbreak will become the director of Chinese University's school of public health. Sian Griffiths, former co-chair of the Sars Expert Committee, said yesterday that one of her missions was to establish a public health network with the mainland and Southeast Asia. 'Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506421/sars-investigator-head-school-public-health
  2. 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 not need to ask the public what it wants from the health system. The community already enjoys high-quality services at low prices. It will not be inclined to vote for radical reforms, especially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487808/vital-signs-good-public-health-service
  3. Public health must be the priority

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

    ... the government should have immediately issued a health warning to the public. That was the only responsible thing to do. But it was only a day later, after all the confusion over an abrupt halt of fish ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513224/public-health-must-be-priority
  4. Traditional medicine deserves role in public health system

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

    ... ill, only a selected number of public hospitals with links to welfare groups provide out-patient clinical services in traditional medicine, and none provides in-patient treatment. As a result, ... 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518933/traditional-medicine-deserves-role-public-health-system
  5. Academics seek $15m for more tobacco research

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

    ... 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 ... the government's Health Care and Promotion Fund, they calculated that active and passive smoking costs $5.3 billion a year in lost productivity. Their findings will be sent to government officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490542/academics-seek-15m-more-tobacco-research
  6. Little breathing space for smoke ban

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... for the change. Deputy Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Susie Ho Shuk-yee said owners and managers should have ample notice, with the law expected to be enacted in the middle of next year. A few months beyond that would be sufficient for them to make necessary changes. Ms Ho said the amendment to the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance- which would ban smoking in all indoor workplaces- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497121/little-breathing-space-smoke-ban
  7. Disney park puts out the welcome mat for smokers

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... has alarmed child-protection and health groups, who say children visiting Disneyland will be at risk of harm from second-hand smoke- described by some as a form of child abuse. Local Disney ... they should not allow smoking in their restaurants just because stricter laws haven't been passed yet.' The executive director of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, Leung Kin-ming, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503264/disney-park-puts-out-welcome-mat-smokers
  8. Tung addressed only symptoms

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rejected by the Legco education committee. Not a couple of publicity-seeking populists, but the whole committee- unanimously. After months of consultations, how can a minister have the Legco ... the government should be proud that it provides housing for half its population. But surely, such a rich society should be ashamed that it needs to. Until the system is fixed, Mr Tung's public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485691/tung-addressed-only-symptoms
  9. Letting police spy electronically may open floodgates

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are only 10 counselling and cessation centres for smokers launched by the Hospital Authority and one such centre run by the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health. They are certainly unable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498318/letting-police-spy-electronically-may-open-floodgates
  10. Who's the real villain?

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Patkin

    ... for a gold standard to push the anti-smoking line into the home so that children and helpers can enjoy better health. Indeed, I prefer to sit in non-smoking areas myself. Of course, why stop there? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488090/whos-real-villain

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