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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ... is promising US$20 million per year in health assistance under its recently resumed bilateral aid programme. White said the problem was less a lack of funds, more than in countries having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  2. The danger of focusing on health funding

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of reforming our health care system. The bottom line is that we will need at least some new funding. Much of the debate is about exactly how extra funds should be routed from the pool of wealth our ... how health care could be funded in future, but how the whole structure of the system could change. The foundation's report identifies several problems: our system emphasises cure rather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602793/danger-focusing-health-funding
  3. IVF: in sickness and in wealth

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... More single women are choosing to harvest their eggs and have them frozen for future use by licensed in vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinics before they undergo medical treatment such as chemotherapy. The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, one of the leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982050/ivf-sickness-and-wealth
  4. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... PureWorld, a company he was working for at that time but was eventually bought out by Naturex. It took three years before the company finally showed an interest and agreed to fund his expedition ... to a thriving business for the growers, whose standard of living has greatly improved since 1998. Revenues from Naturex's maca business have funded an internet cafe and dental office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1324445/hunt-herbal-remedies
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that campaigns for the rights of the disabled. The Neuro-Muscular Disease Association said the tragedies were the result of limited funding options. It wants the government to step in to provide more ... of the reason," Lau said. "But in reality, money has been a major decision-maker for them." There is currently one private fund- the Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund- offering regular monthly subsidies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236291/priced-out-life-patients-who-chose-die
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Increasing wealth and urbanisation on the mainland have led to a dramatic change in eating habits – and a matching shift in the causes of premature death, writes Jeanette Wang Under pressure China’s rapid economic growth and emergence as a global power has been accompanied by other speedy developments, two of which made headlines on the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1262682/rapid-change-diets-put-china-health-under-pressure
  7. Growing wealth gap among doctors

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee 'Stars' of private sector earning HK$1m a month, while many GPs are left to struggle The booming private health-care sector has produced a batch of superstar doctors who make more than HK$1 million a month, raising fears of a widening wealth gap between 'rich' and 'poor' doctors. Several medical leaders say that while some specialists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650990/growing-wealth-gap-among-doctors
  8. Choose health over wealth

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neglect our health. It is more important to eat healthily than to show off our wealth. If we don't have our health, our wealth has no meaning. Karly, Sub-editor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630670/choose-health-over-wealth
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patient counts the cost of just staying alive

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... not qualify for a respiratory machine subsidy offered by the government's Community Care Fund. Critics say families of patients like Lo are being forced into drastic measures to finance the cost ... trust funds and a government handicap subsidy every month, while his mother and sister earn a combined income of around HK$25,000. His father's pension pays out HK$2,000. If the bills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236264/patient-counts-cost-just-staying-alive
  10. Life-saving drugs need funding, charity says

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the government. The appeal from the Yan Oi Tong Chong Sok Un Cancer Fund comes as a recent study has found that traditional chemotherapies are not the most effective treatments for the majority ... Yim-pui, the director of Yan Oi Tong. 'So we do wish to receive more donations from the public to extend our [provision of TKI] to patients in more districts.' The cancer aid fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997845/life-saving-drugs-need-funding-charity-says

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