Chinese medicine fund launched

The Chinese Medicine Development Fund was rolled out today to provide financial support to promote the development of Chinese medicine and enhance the overall...

Swine fever case reported

The Government today confirmed an African Swine Fever (ASF) case, in which the virus was found in the samples of three pigs from the...

Rehab plan consultation extended

The Rehabilitation Advisory Committee will extend the third stage of the public consultation exercise on formulating a new Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan to...

Law Chi-kwong visits Tokyo

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong today visited organisations providing elderly-friendly services during a visit to Tokyo, Japan.   Dr Law first visited the...

Cultural Centre fun day set

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Cultural Centre, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold a fun day from noon to 5.30pm...

World Cultures Festival set

The artistic gems of five Nordic countries will be showcased at the World Cultures Festival.   Organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, the festival,...

Poverty figures rise slightly

The Government announced that the pre-intervention poverty figures in 2018 rose slightly year-on-year, with a poor population of more than 1.4 million people and...

Protective gear supply adequate

The supply of personal protective equipment such as gowns and masks in public hospitals and clinics is adequate, Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia...

Astro-camp recruitment starts

The 11th Young Astronaut Training Camp is seeking recruits from local secondary schools from today until May 31.   Selected students will attend astronaut training programmes on...

Doctors to be treated equally

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed some concerns about a new plan proposed by doctors’ groups for overseas doctors to work in Hong Kong.    Under...

Animal welfare views sought

A public consultation on the Government’s proposals for enhancing animal welfare is being held until July 31.   The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance will...

HK enters winter flu season

The Centre for Health Protection today announced that Hong Kong has entered the 2019-20 winter influenza season.   It said that the percentage of respiratory specimens...

Pest control enhanced

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung today attended a special meeting of the Food & Health Bureau’s Pest Control Steering Committee.   The meeting was held in view...

Foster families lauded

Director of Social Welfare Carol Yip praised more than 300 families for their selfless commitment to foster care services at the Foster Families Service...

Colorectal checks to extend

The Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme will further extend its coverage to people aged 50 to 75 starting January 1 next year, the Department of...

November ovitrap index falls

The monthly ovitrap index for November dropped to 1.1% from 2.9% in October, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announced today.   None of the indices exceeded...

Safeguarding cultural heritage

Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage, such as Hong Kong-style milk tea, can be as captivating as historic monuments.   Also known as "silk stocking milk tea", Hong...

Chickenpox test kits suspended

The Hospital Authority has suspended the use of two batches of varicella-zoster virus test kits after it was told the tests may give false...

End-of-life care views sought

(To watch the video with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Food & Health Bureau today launched a public consultation concerning end-of-life care legislative proposals...

Vaccination priority explained

The Government has to ensure a stable supply of measles vaccines for people really in need amid the tight supply of vaccines, Secretary for...

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