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  1. Privately run social enterprise a cut above the rest

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The salon is a privately funded social enterprise run by the Fullness Christian Vocational Training Centre Limited. 'YC' started working at the salon, which has two branches ... at the salon, earning HK$7,000 a month. 'I want to be a top stylist. I'm happy that I can leave those days behind,' she said. This is an example of a successful social enterprise in Hong ...

  2. Social misunderstanding adds to sufferers' plight

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man When she was 17, Fanny Chung's hands started to shake uncontrollably, but her doctor told her it could not be Parkinson's disease. 'You're so young,' she recalled him saying. It was not until she was 28 that she was diag ...

  3. Aids Concern promotes greater social tolerance

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... sex and social tolerance towards sufferers. Department of Health officials have seen 'clusters' of up to 50 cases with the same source emerging in Hong Kong recently, indicating ... there is still a strong stigma attached to the condition which worsens the plight of victims. A street carnival might seem an unlikely venue to tackle such weighty issues but Ruby Ko of Aids Concern said ...

  4. Ketamine being cut with chalk, wall dust, social workers say

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Some drug dealers mix chalk powder, wall dust and Panadol with ketamine to maximise profits. Social worker Ho Fung-kuen of Hong Kong Christian Service PS 33 said some drug dealers who had sought help from the centre had told social workers that ketamine purity had decreased. 'Dealers simply add white powder such as white chalk and wall dust to ketamine before ...

  5. Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Where: 36 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai. What: The charity has been providing a variety of social services for residents of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay since 1982. Over the years, ... How: Visit www.bokss.org.hk or call 3413 1500 for details. Volunteer: Ada Chin, 25, has been a volunteer with Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service for more than year. A former sufferer of depression, ...

  6. New guidelines for medical reform issued

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are compensated should be extended; 60 per cent of urban areas and 50 per cent of rural areas should be covered by this year. A survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, released yesterday, found ...

  7. Department of Health issues warning about Chinese medicine 'Shortclean'

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 7.00pm: The Department of Health on Thursday urged people not to buy or consume a proprietary Chinese medicine known in English as 'Shortclean'- which has been available in Hong Kong. The warning comes after 'Short ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    City must do more for mentally ill to avoid more tragedies

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... requirements and the ability to prescribe the most effective medication; regular check-ups and monitoring by social workers. But schizophrenia is only one of a number of mental illnesses. The stresses ...

  9. Charity to the rescue as abortion hospital shuts

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... On another issue, Ko said that when Hong Kong Central Hospital shut down, 'the government will ensure all patients will be allowed to pick up their own personal records over a reasonable period ...

  10. Bad blood over donation rules

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Revised national blood-donation guidelines have sparked controversy, with a ban on lesbians donating blood lifted but sexually active gay men still prohibited from doing so. Celibate gay men, however, now appear to b ...




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