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May 2014

Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2014

This is a very special year for our annual Hong Kong Primary Care Conference as it will be held together with the bi-annual 4-Party (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China & Taiwan) General Practice/Family Medicine Conference on June 6-9, 2014.

Primary care strives to achieve health equity. This year, the Organizing Committee has chosen “With the Patients, For the Patients – Achieving Health Equity in Primary Care” as the theme of the conference. This conference will serve as a platform to address present and future challenges, and provides an opportunity for family doctors in the region to network and learn.

I sincerely look forward to your participation in and contribution to this Conference.

World Health Day 2014

To echo the World Health Day 2014, I attended the press conference titled "World Health Day 2014 - vector-borne diseases" on April 3, 2014.

More than half of the world’s population is at risk of vector-borne diseases. Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, causing more than 1 million deaths annually. More than 2.5 billion people in over 100 countries are at risk of contracting dengue fever alone. With the globalisation of trade and travel, Hong Kong is also under the threat of various vector-borne diseases, including dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, scrub typhus and spotted fever. It is important to educate our patients to protect themselves from vectors and vector-borne diseases whilst at home and when travelling, and to prevent vector proliferation.

Dr. Ruby S Y Lee