Public Health

Mainland fake drug network smashed

Mainland police have detained almost 2,000 people in a nationwide sweep on a fake drugs network said to be worth 1.16 billion yuan (HK$1.42 billion).

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Very healthy job prospects

Public health focuses on populations, promoting health, preventing disease and providing good health care. It is a very diverse sector and people often specialise in one area - promotion, health service management, global or environmental health.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Closed-door deal in choice of artist

The Hong Kong Arts Development Council announced that artist Lee Kit was selected to represent Hong Kong at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 ('Boost for HK at Venice visual arts 'Olympics',' June 23).

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Anti-drug curbs 'fail to provide lasting solution'

The government has been quick to introduce remedies in response to increases in drug abuse cases over the past 20 years, new research shows. But experts say it still lacks long-term plans to root out the problem.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

WHO's wake-up call on air quality

One of the leading questions of our times is just what it will take to convince the government to treat air pollution with a greater sense of urgency. It is a life and death issue.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Bar staff have ashtrays for smokers

I could not agree more with Gibson Wong Lok-tak ('Many bars now ignore smoking ban', May 9).

The stagnant air sickens people, particularly in upstairs bars, and nobody seems to care about this situation.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am


Good examples will change behaviour

I totally agree with Chan Wai-yan's letter 'Why can't we get along with others?' (Young Post, March 13). There have been a lot of misunderstandings between Hongkongers and mainlanders because of cultural differences.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing must kick its tobacco habit

A government that cares for the health and well-being of its citizens goes out of its way to keep them from harm. Smoking is undeniably harmful, yet authorities on the mainland have been lax about convincing the 28 per cent of the population who light up to quit.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Improve chances of healthy old age

Today - United Nations World Health Day - is the 64th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. In human terms, that is no longer seen as old because people live much longer, a factor in the choice of ageing and health as the global theme for this birthday. In the next few years, for the first time, the world will have more people aged over 60 than children under five.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Going viral

From the heated public debate around the number of pregnant mainland women coming to Hong Kong to give birth, to the legionella outbreak at the government's new Tamar site, public health issues are never far from the city's headlines.

But how do public healthcare professionals begin to tackle problems of such immense scope and complexity?

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

State tobacco monopoly makes 320m yuan a day

China's state-run tobacco monopoly rakes in more than 320 million yuan (HK$393 million) in profits every day, according to figures released for the first time this week that expose the sheer magnitude of the mainland's tobacco industry.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Policy promoting cycling would be a big step towards better public health

From a public-health perspective, Hong Kong is facing a challenge from non-communicable diseases.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Patients' records set to go digital in 2014

A two-month consultation has begun on a scheme for the public and private medical sectors to share patients' health records electronically, with criminal penalities for privacy breaches.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

MBAs are not just about profits

From her Mid-Levels home, Cambridge MBA graduate Akanksha Hazari is quietly working on a project to tackle a pressing problem in the developing world - access to clean water.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Smokers light up in 50pc of Beijing restaurants

A report by an environmental group says that only 20 per cent of surveyed restaurants in Beijing have been observing an indoor smoking ban that became law in May.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am