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  1. Mixed response to public-private health schemes

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... private doctors disagree. And the Medical Association has warned that it will boycott any public-private interface programme that interferes with private doctors' fee schedules. The Food and Health Bureau's consultant in public-private partnership, Choy Khai-meng, said the two public-private interface programmes- the cataract-surgery programme and the Tin Shui Wai primary-care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683019/mixed-response-public-private-health-schemes
  2. The public-private health alternative

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... vision for the future The development of private medical care to complement overburdened public services should be the new health-care model for the city, according to a senior Hospital Authority ... an advantage to the whole health-care system- the two hospitals can complement each other.' He said while a public hospital could provide more comprehensive services, including those that did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542494/public-private-health-alternative
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    PM2.5 air pollutants causing more deaths than estimated, study says

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... matter 2.5 (PM2.5). The startling findings were included in a report by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University's school of public health which, for the first time, focused on PM2.5 ... PM2.5 in pollution parameters and unveiled a timetable for the mandatory release of PM2.5 monitoring data, Zhou said it was too little, too late. "PM2.5 is putting public health at high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1107751/pm25-air-pollutants-causing-more-deaths-estimated-study-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Campaigners against Tai Po man-made beach reveal E coli danger

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the public works contract is closing on Friday, and construction is due to start next month and finish in 2014. Wong said his group had carried out more than 30 ground surveys at Lung Mei since 2007, ... of the Tai Po District Council, meanwhile, have welcomed the plan for a first public beach in the district and hope to see it become a new tourist spot. The project has passed all the planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1054851/campaigners-against-tai-po-man-made-beach-reveal-e-coli-danger
  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. Letters

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be going at great speed towards its destination, but it will eventually crash. Lau Kwan-chi, Lam Tin Ill-equipped for mental health There is increasing public concern over the insufficient care ... international standards by taking responsibility, as owners and operators, to actively prevent their customers from smoking within the confines of their bars and restaurants and in all public areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719300/letters
  7. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... because of i-Cable's monopoly over the World Cup broadcasts. This is just idiotic. Who are these well-educated cultured people sitting in the advisory group? It's like this public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718154/quotes-week
  8. Enjoy it all- if you are allowed to

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the welfare of its citizens. So much so that it has just issued a 500-word, 16-point guide on how soccer fans should conduct themselves during this stressful time to avoid damaging their health, neglecting their social commitments and getting into trouble with the boss. In the document- which reads as much like a general guide to living as advice for a special event- the Department of Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716793/enjoy-it-all-if-you-are-allowed
  9. Enforcers pleased with smoke ban compliance

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... officers' from the departments of food and environmental hygiene, leisure and cultural services, and housing will be empowered to issue fixed-penalty tickets 'in public venues under their management', a Department of Health spokesman said. Tobacco control inspectors have issued more than 14,000 summonses since January last year, when smoking became illegal in restaurants, workplaces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690510/enforcers-pleased-smoke-ban-compliance
  10. World Expo hands back sponsorship from tobacco firm

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the move would be a major coup for anti-smoking activists on the mainland, who have been pressuring authorities to live up to their commitments to international health treaties. The Southern ... that the sponsorship was in breach of the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the South China Morning Post reported last week. China ratified the convention in 2005. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687535/world-expo-hands-back-sponsorship-tobacco-firm

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