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  1. Communication breakdown 'worsened outbreak'

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... from Guangdong to Beijing to Hong Kong,' said the committee's public health group chairwoman, Sian Griffiths. 'What you need is much closer liaison. There is a need to formalise ... as he is a government official. The committee's public health group ended its five-day work session yesterday. Members of the group have met government officials from the Department ...

  2. Medals given to health workers who fought Sars

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... public health workers, including those who contracted the disease, academic and scientific researchers, and private doctors and Chinese herbalists who contributed to the effort. There were posthumous awards for six public health workers who died while treating Sars patients. The Sars teams at seven hospital clusters at the Hospital Authority and its 18 hospitals that treated Sars ...

  3. Team probing handling of Sars meets patients and media

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... of the Sars outbreak. It had been headed by Secretary of Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong until July 17, after public criticism that his influence would prevent impartiality. The committee will submit a report of its findings to Mr Tung next month. Sian Griffiths, faculty president of public health medicine at the British Royal College of Physicians and co-chairwoman of the committee, ...

  4. Dieticians campaign for higher standards

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... They want legal accreditation to protect the public against unqualified workers Dieticians should acquire legal accreditation to prevent unqualified workers from undermining public health ... seen some sales [people] for health supplement products calling themselves dieticians. Anybody can call themselves dieticians, putting the public at risk. Most people might assume ...

  5. A leader who caught global experts' notice

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... in 1994. Dr Chan has a postgraduate degree in public health from the Singapore National University and has attended a full-time programme for management development at Harvard Business School. She ... Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun made her mark in the international health community when she ordered 1.6 million chickens to be killed during the bird flu outbreak in 1997. The controversial ...

  6. Pair face action for singing in park

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Norma Connolly

    ... Their personal particulars were taken down by our staff on May 21. We are still considering if any further action or prosecution should be taken,' the spokesman said. The Public Health and Municipal ... and playing guitar in Tuen Mun Park. The case would be the first prosecution under the law governing behaviour in public parks, which was first enacted in 1960. If found guilty, they face a $2,000 ...

  7. Harbour Fest ads off after TVB complains

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The government's internal guidelines say APIs can cover issues of public concern, health, welfare, safety or government policies. Until 1987, civil service recruitment ads were treated as APIs until ... Network seeks definition of public service announcements Free adverts for the Harbour Fest have been taken off the air after TVB threatened to claim payment for running them. ...

  8. TV networks may seek payment for Harbour Fest ads

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... guidelines, APIs can cover public concerns, health, welfare, safety, government policies or 'operational objectives'. A manager for some of the local artists performing at Harbour Fest said ... They reject claims the promotions are in the public interest and should be free TVB and ATV are threatening to seek payment for Harbour Fest advertisements they have been obliged to run ...

  9. Pledge to promote smoke-free city

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Local leaders do their bit as world enacts treaty on tobacco control Lawmakers, government officials and representatives from the health and education sectors yesterday pledged ... into force yesterday. The World Health Organisation treaty seeks to reduce the health and economic impact of smoking. It calls for people to be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke ...

  10. Social workers prone to mental-health woes

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Increased workloads and job uncertainty are behind the problem, a survey finds Almost half of Hong Kong's social workers are at risk of developing mental-health problems, a survey has ... Chi-kwong, who represents the social welfare sector. In the first study of its kind for the sector, Mr Law's office sent questionnaires about a variety of mental health issues to more than 8,000 ...




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