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Expedite the long-term development of primary healthcare services in Hong Kong by drawing reference from seven selected places

2020-05-28

The study ‘Moving towards universal health coverage: Overseas experiences on enhancing PHC’ examined the experiences in developing PHC services in seven selected places (England, Australia, Singapore, Canada, the Netherlands, Israel and Mainland China). By making cross-references to their vision, policy directions and initiatives, the study aims at mapping out a primary healthcare service model that suits Hong Kong most.


#FreePeriods: A movement to end period poverty

2020-05-28

Women need to use sanitary products during menstruation every month. However, a pad that costs a few dollars has become a burden on some underprivileged women. A worldwide campaign named #FreePeriods has been initiated to fight against ‘period poverty’ in recent years. Can it bring any changes?

 


Moving towards universal health coverage: Overseas experiences on enhancing PHC

2020-05-28
The study ‘Moving towards universal health coverage: Overseas experiences on enhancing PHC’ examined the experiences in developing PHC services in seven selected places (England, Australia, Singapore, Canada, the Netherlands, Israel and Mainland China). By making cross-references to their vision, policy directions and initiatives, the study aims at mapping out a primary healthcare service model that suits Hong Kong most.

Tattoos in the workplace: Should it be allowed?

2020-05-25

There is a growing prevalence of showing tattoos in workplace in recent years. Some employers are also becoming more open-minded with this trend and even revise the dress code policy correspondingly. How should other employers and employees respond to these changes?


Transformation of traditional industries: A big push by stay-at-home economy

2020-05-22

A large proportion of the population is forced to stay at home for prolonged periods due to the spread of COVID-19, which however has stimulated the growth of ‘stay-at-home economy’. Online shopping platforms, media streaming platforms and gaming industry are actually thriving amidst the pandemic-induced economic downturn. How should the traditional industries transform to survive?


Rethinking the role of primary healthcare system amidst COVID-19 outbreak

2020-05-21

With the dedication and hard work of medical staff, the epidemic situation of COVID‐19 in Hong Kong has been easing up. However, facing the future challenges, the society should review its anti-epidemic strategies over the past few months as soon as possible. In fact, the potential of primary healthcare system has not yet been fully utilised - District Health Centre and family doctors can play a more important role during the epidemic outbreak.


Raindrop: A new technique to generate electricity?

2020-05-18

Hydropower is derived not only from the energy of running water, it can also be converted from kinetic energy generated by waves, tides, and even raindrops. Scientists in Hong Kong have developed a droplet-based electricity generator which can light up 100 small LED light bulbs by a drop of water. Can droplet energy be widely adopted in Hong Kong?


How to hold a fair and safe election in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis?

2020-05-15

Affected by the coronavirus across the world, elections in more than 50 countries and regions have to be postponed. In Hong Kong, the Legislative Council Election is scheduled in September this year. If the situation cannot be brought under control by then, how should the Government protect the health of electors and staff, as well as ensure the election to be conducted in a fair and orderly manner?


Is ‘No kids zone’ a good practice to maintain social distancing?

2020-05-11

Under the epidemic situation of COVID‐19, dining out can make people feel anxious. What’s more, if there are children screaming or running around the restaurant without masks, not only does it increase the risk of infection but also causes disturbance to other diners. With the consideration of better management, kids are banned from some public places in certain foreign countries. Should this measure be applied to Hong Kong?