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Hong Kong considering buying vaccines against monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in city, health officials say

Hong Kong considering buying vaccines against monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in...

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Health chief Sophia Chan says authorities will continue to monitor situation closely but does not reveal what types of vaccine or medication are...
Coronavirus: Women more likely than men to gain weight during pandemic, study finds

Coronavirus: Women more likely than men to gain weight during pandemic, study finds

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Research also found that both sexes under the age of 45 were more likely to put on the pounds than those in other...
Mental health: social phobia with Chinese characteristics, growing number of young people speaking about battle with condition

Mental health: social phobia with Chinese characteristics, growing number of young people speaking about...

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If a tiger is going to bite you, will you ask for help? A popular answer in the Chinese online community goes: “No,...
Mainland Chinese risking health to help Hong Kong shouldn’t be viewed with jaundiced eyes

Mainland Chinese risking health to help Hong Kong shouldn’t be viewed with jaundiced eyes

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Like most inhabitants of Hong Kong, I have watched with anxiety as the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the territory.But...
Mass testing, health codes, lockdowns: how China’s zero-Covid policy works

Mass testing, health codes, lockdowns: how China’s zero-Covid policy works

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In this series, we answer frequently asked questions about China’s zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19, including entry restrictions, the length of quarantine and testing...
How dangerous is ‘flurona’ – a Covid-19 and flu double whammy – as Omicron spreads?

How dangerous is ‘flurona’ – a Covid-19 and flu double whammy – as Omicron...

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Israel recently reported its first case of a simultaneous Covid-19 and seasonal influenza infection, refreshing fears of a more such co-infections.While the case...
Can China’s creaky health insurance scheme withstand its ageing population and coronavirus?

Can China’s creaky health insurance scheme withstand its ageing population and coronavirus?

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For two decades, 65-year-old farmer Che Xiuyue had been troubled by osteophytes, bony lumps that grew on her knees, causing her unbearable pain...
What is Hong Kong’s new Covid-19 health code  and will it track users’ data?

What is Hong Kong’s new Covid-19 health code and will it track users’...

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A Hong Kong health code compatible with the version used in mainland China will officially be launched on December 10 as a prerequisite...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong health code compatible with mainland China and Macau’s to launch next week as border reopening comes into sight

Coronavirus: Hong Kong health code compatible with mainland China and Macau’s to launch next...

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Hong Kong will launch a long-awaited Covid-19 health code compatible with the version used in mainland China on December 10, one of the...
Coronavirus: Hong Kong has not done enough to fight the next infection wave, health chief says, pointing to adoption of tracking technology

Coronavirus: Hong Kong has not done enough to fight the next infection wave, health...

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Hong Kong has not done enough to prepare for a fifth wave of Covid-19, including adopting digital contact-tracing systems to detect and prevent...
China must aim to curb Covid-19 before school term, health minister says

China must aim to curb Covid-19 before school term, health minister says

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China must strive to contain its current wave of coronavirus infections by the end of August, its health minister told the state-run Xinhua...
England defender Mings opens up on how his mental health 'plummeted' due to Euro 2020 criticism

England defender Mings opens up on how his mental health ‘plummeted’ due to Euro...

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The Aston Villa star also discussed his experience with racism, including the abuse suffered by his team-mates this summerAston Villa and England defender...
Incorporating mental health support into global assistance programs

Incorporating mental health support into global assistance programs

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Shortly after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a call to action. The devastating impacts of COVID-19...
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Grant competition for youth organizations working on youth mental health in East and Southern...

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The USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change program is conducting a grant competition in six African countries. Grantees will test and adapt solutions for a...

Astra Zeneca Young Health Global Grants Program (Up to $400,000 available)

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Deadline: July 21 2021 The Step Up! Global Grants Programme, provided by AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme, empowers small, youth-focused non-profit organisations to make change happen by enabling them...
‘Wellness companion’ app Clara is helping Hong Kong employees get the mental health support they need during Covid-19 pandemic

‘Wellness companion’ app Clara is helping Hong Kong employees get the mental health support...

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Adrian Wong, a communications and engagement specialist, noticed signs of depression after using a “wellness companion” app for half a year to keep...
Hong Kong health chief Sophia Chan says medical sector not being ignored over controversial plan to allow overseas-trained doctors to work in city

Hong Kong health chief Sophia Chan says medical sector not being ignored over controversial...

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Hong Kong’s health minister has denied the medical sector’s concerns are being ignored over a controversial proposal to allow doctors trained elsewhere to...
US health panel recommends resuming J&J vaccine use | Coronavirus pandemic News

US health panel recommends resuming J&J vaccine use | Coronavirus pandemic News

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A Centers for Disease Control panel says despite the rare risk of blood clots, the vaccine’s suspension should be lifted.A US health panel said...
Why mRNA Covid-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s jab should be part of a long-term public health strategy

Why mRNA Covid-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s jab should be part of a long-term public...

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Last week, the chief executive of Pfizer said anyone who receives its Covid-19 vaccine will probably need to have a third dose within...
Coronavirus: plan for Covid-19 booster shots confirmed by Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock

Coronavirus: plan for Covid-19 booster shots confirmed by Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock

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British people are to receive booster shots to extend the effectiveness of their vaccines against Covid-19, the UK’s health secretary said on Monday.Health...