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  1. Deaths preventable, says WHO

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Suicide 'is a huge but largely preventable' public health problem, causing almost half of all violent deaths and resulting in almost 1 million deaths a year, as well as economic costs in the billions of dollars, according to the World Health Organisation. The United Nations body said having access to the means of suicide was a determinant in suicide. The most ...

  2. Anti-terrorism teams created for Olympics

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Public Health Bureau. The teams comprise a total of 188 experts and medics who will be on duty around the clock from July 1, said officials attending a meeting on disease prevention and control ... attacks across the country and even neighbouring countries around the clock. A public health surveillance network has also been set up to monitor any epidemic diseases that may strike the capital. ...

  3. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, Mrs Beckett

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beckett did not experience that in Hong Kong. Can she tell us why Britons are complaining about the state of their national health service and their inability to get prompt, quality medical services? Does she really believe that Britain's public health system is better than Hong Kong's? What about the general state of their transport system; does Mrs Beckett really maintain ...

  4. Democracy remains Pakistan's only hope

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... squandered development. Good schools and public health care are powerful weapons for countering poverty and the threat to democracy by the Deobandi and military alike. This is not beyond Pakistan. ... not only from the militants, but also from splits within the security forces and an angry public demanding democracy- even one dominated by political parties more notable for dishing out patronage ...

  5. Transparency required on defence spending

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... services required for the immense tide of people moving from the countryside to the cities. Pensions are unfunded and a lack of spending on public health means medical care remains prohibitively ...

  6. 10,000 fight riot police over Fujian pollution

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... become a prime cause of social unrest and public discontent on the mainland, where years of breakneck economic growth, at the expense of the environment and public health, have left many areas ...

  7. Attack alerts stoke global debate over public readiness

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of their local public health department or the national government's planned response are much more likely to comply and tune in and make sure they understand what they should be doing.' ... Efforts by British and US governments to prepare the public for terrorist action are futile, writes Peter Kammerer New York, Washington and London have been put on alert with the threat ...

  8. Fresh interest in female soldiers after parade

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... News Service report said all applicants must be at least 160cm tall and pass a series of tests administered by the Education, Public Security and Health ministries and the Communist ...

  9. Quotes of the week

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... I sweated through at least two or three t-shirts Hong Kong taipan John Hung, describing summer nights during his 16 months in Stanley Prison The public are like sheep being slaughtered Kwok Ka-ki, convenor of the group Caring Hong Kong, on the rising cost of private health care in the city We could consider a cross-strait peace treaty in 10 years Taiwanese president Ma Ying-Jeou ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For those indifferent passers-by, I would not comment. If they are married and have children, ask what they would feel The mother of Wang Yue, a two-year-old who was hit by two vehicles and then ignored as she bled in the street The public are like sheep being slaughtered Kwok Ka-ki, convenor of the group Caring Hong Kong, on the rising cost of some private health care You are freedom ...




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