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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... slowly over the past four months amid lingering doubts over safety. We aim to restore the public’s confidence in [domestically]-made vaccinations and stop the declining trend Li Quanle, health ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Expert says public vaccination rates have risen very slowly, leaving many people vulnerable to disease Public confidence in Chinese-made vaccines has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495945/health-officials-raise-outbreak-concerns-amid-low-public-confidence
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of health services remains defined by lengthening queues and waiting times in the heavily subsidised public system. One of the recommendations of the Health and Medical Development Advisory ... SCMP Editorial Welcome step to ease care burden More than eight years after the last major report on health care reform, little has changed. The long-awaited voluntary health insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455782/welcome-step-easing-burden-public-health-care-system
  3. Comment - Letters

    Landfill extensions will threaten public health

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Landfill extensions will pose threat to public health Zero-waste plans are well advanced worldwide. San Francisco is already at 80 per cent recycling, with plans to reach ... Landfill extensions and a super incinerator involve substantial capital and operating expenditure, are not sustainable and threaten public health. Peter Reid, chairman, Zero Waste Smart City ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1451100/landfill-extensions-will-threaten-public-health
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to chickens, put public health above tradition

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put public health above tradition Live poultry imports from the mainland will resume eventually, after suggestions we stop them altogether. But this could be reviewed ... to containing bird-flu viruses, but that does not dispense with the need for strong preventive measures in the event they mutate and spread easily among people. Public health must be put above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431972/when-it-comes-chickens-put-public-health-above-tradition
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Record sharing is key to better health care for Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be a functional partnership between the public and private sectors- or between public hospital doctors and private practitioners. In fact, more than eight years ago, the Health and Medical Development ... Record Sharing System Bill to Legco for scrutiny by the end of the month. A spokesman said the government believed that sharing health records would enhance public-private partnerships ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1493980/record-sharing-key-better-health-care-hongkongers
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Patient records to go online by end of year A long-delayed system which will allow private and public doctors to share patient health records ... the implementation of eHR sharing will enhance public-private partnership in the health-care sector and help redress public-private imbalance," he added. The introduction of the system will help senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486222/new-electronic-system-will-put-patient-health-records-online-end-year
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Changchun is latest ex-leader to make public appearance, visiting Shaolin Temple

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Adrian Wan

    ... Politburo Standing Committee to have made a public appearance this month. "Shaolin kung fu is useful for keeping in good health and physical shape. The culture should be more widely ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Another ex-leader shows up in public Former ideology tsar Li Changchun visited the Shaolin Temple in Henan on Saturday, the latest retired leader to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492296/li-changchun-latest-ex-leader-make-public-appearance-visiting-shaolin
  8. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL CARE

    Government plans to offer tax break in bid to cut public health bill

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Emily Tsang

    ... scheme to cut public health bill Tax breaks will form the core of a government plan to cut spending from the swelling public hospitals budget and shift the burden to the private sector. ... of the government's Health Protection Scheme (HPS) under which all medical insurance products will have to meet minimum requirements laid down by the government. The aim is to ease the burden on public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404239/government-plans-offer-tax-break-bid-cut-public-health-bill
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    When it comes to maintaining quality health care, two heads are better than one

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JOHN LEONG

    ... The efficiency and quality of Hong Kong's public health care have long been admired around the world. However, we should not be complacent and shall strive to reach new heights amid the daunting challenges ahead. These include the inevitable ageing of our population, the escalating incidence of chronic diseases, the ever-increasing demand on public health care, and the recurring threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472076/when-it-comes-maintaining-quality-health-care-two-heads-are-better
  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 ... the problem. The department has also commissioned Chinese University's school of public health to develop a methodology for quantifying the health and economic impacts of air pollution in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution

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