Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics

Volume 6 Number 1, April 2001

Evolution of Child Health Care in Hong Kong

CY Yeung

Significant socio-economic improvements and development in children health care programs occurring in the past 50 years have resulted in drastic reduction of Infant and Under-5 mortality rates in Hong Kong. A most contributory program must have been the introduction of the Maternal & Child Health Centres (MCHC), providing free immunisations and infant-care advice where more than 85% of mothers would attend. Care of sick children was slow to develop and is lagging behind most developed communities. Inappropriate compartmentalisation and utilization of health care resources could leave both the children and their health-care workers suffer unnecessarily. (HK J Paediatr (new series) 2001;6:66-71)

Key words : Child Health Care in Hong Kong Chinese

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