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  1. Better response to disease threat urged

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and the mainland. The association intends to submit the declaration to the World Health Organisation and to health authorities. They said public health policies needed revamping to take into account social ...

  2. Aids a crisis that needs emergency response

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent of sex workers, 5 per cent of injecting drug users and 2 per cent of homosexual men. Governments are capable of action and have the resources- as the swift, decisive responses ... with it. An emergency-like response is necessary- and needed immediately. ...

  3. A forceful response to all threats- except for Aids

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It often seems we live in an age defined by security and health alerts and emergency responses. Now is one such time, as airlines and travellers cope with unprecedented anti-terror ... calm and supportive of the security response. This is a reminder that humanity sits up and pays attention to a disaster involving heavy loss of life, or the imminent threat of one. Another ...

  4. 'I fully accepted responsibility'

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the overall total responsibility in terms of the impact on the total community and the other social systems was the chief executive's. I reiterated that the ultimate responsibility for health ... I stated in my opening remarks at the hearing last Saturday that I accepted fully the responsibility for the inadequacies in our health care system during the Sars outbreak. On Tuesday, I stated ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - PINK REVOLUTION

    Social support for breast cancer survivors

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Fortunately, her doctor told her to phone the Hong Kong Cancer Fund (HKCF) CancerLink helpline to clear the air, alleviate worry and set her on the right treatment path. "The social worker talked ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. A silent killer remains at large

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of viral hepatitis for many decades, and of their impact, the political response to hepatitis B and C lags far behind that of HIV,' said Professor David Thomas, a HIV expert and chief ...

  8. Flu response will test government's fitness

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Six years ago, Hong Kong was given the unwanted title 'a city of masks' by an international magazine as it was devastated by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Schools were closed. Tourists shunned the city. Expatriates sent their ch ...

  9. Payouts urged for H.I.V. victims

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sought compensation, the hospitals often denied responsibility, in many cases telling victims that their medical records had been lost. 'A lot of hospitals said they lost the medical ... one knows who's responsible for courts not taking cases, but we think it's a provincial order,' said Li. The government estimates that 700,000 people on the mainland today ...

  10. Get the flu vaccine message across

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and children aged from six months to six years. What worries the authorities- and the vaccination task force of the Medical Association- is that this kind of response leaves the city without 'herd ...




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