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  1. Saving lives

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... as the North Korean nuclear issue, and by its willingness to take part in United Nations peacekeeping missions. However, it must also show that it is willing to assume the responsibilities of a major ...

  2. The health of nations

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... as in the sky above if they want their nations to be around in a century; unhealthy living is more likely to quickly bust budgets and kill off populations. Globalisation is making increasing numbers ... insurance schemes. Nations elsewhere, India and China chief among them, are rushing to develop so quickly they are ill prepared for the cost. Worse, they are not putting the warnings out ...

  3. Basketball stars unite in video to fight public prejudice on HIV

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 30-second, anti-discriminatory video clip is a local version of a promotional film on Aids care produced by the China Aids Media Project and the American National Basketball Association. The original ...

  4. Security vacuum makes for a tinderbox

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... of international peacekeeping troops. More than 30,000 people remain displaced and sporadic violence continues. One gang member was beheaded two weeks ago. Recent history and poverty are at the roots ...

  5. Eminent lineup ready to do battle for WHO's top job

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... her rivals in November? Thirteen nominees- the founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres, an outgoing president, five ministers of health, five WHO top officials and a former United Nations ... a late submission, Nay Htun, a former United Nations Development Programme official. The WHO has enjoyed a renaissance since the successful control of Sars in 2003, which showed ...

  6. Health care reforms a matter of urgency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there is a brain drain of consultant and senior surgeons into private practice and a high turnover among nurses from surgical units. As a result, some public hospitals have delayed making more beds ...

  7. Nationality of Bo's spouse is now in doubt

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... identity documents. That is stirring rumours that Bo's wife secretly obtained a second citizenship- a legal violation if she remains a Chinese national. The addition of her husband's ... public administration experts say there is no national rule against 'naked officials' from filling key positions. They say Bo Xilai's future might depend on whether he had declared ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Groups urge quick adoption of green treaty Twenty-four green groups urged the government to put the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity into force in the city this year, once Beijing had finalised the formalities of joining the treaty. They also called for development of a nature conservation framework and timeline, with public input. Thieves steal HK$20m of precious ...

  9. Polly Cheung- Founder, Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the United States, but my family was in Hong Kong and my position as academic surgeon at the University of Hong Kong could not be held. So I came back, where I have practised ever since.' Among ...

  10. Medics divided

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The medical profession is split over a government-proposed family doctors registry. Could it be used to control doctors or will it improve the quality of private medical services? Write to us. ...




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