» 07/04/2006, 00.00
Henan: activist knifed after denouncing public health corruption
For years, Liu Xiaowu has been struggling against the government silence regarding people with AIDS. He was attacked and injured for denouncing the resale by public officials of anti-HIV drugs, supplied free-of-charge from the State.
Beijing announces major health reform, but doesn't say how it will be implemented
A clear rejection of the current hospital system, run by companies that must make a profit. The "non-profit nature" of health care is affirmed instead, and the desire to guarantee that it can be used by all. But experts note the lack of specific guidelines for implementation.
After factories and energy, Beijing opens up the health market
The central government is unable to cover the need for treatments and low-cost drugs for the entire population and looks for international partners that could lower health care costs. But more than 200 million people, including immigrants and farmers, cannot even afford to be admitted. This matter involves a turnover of 500 billion dollars, in constant growth.
Shanghai: maternity clinic with tennis, golf, while migrant delivers baby outside
The luxury suite will cost 9,880 yuan per day and many rooms are already booked. Meanwhile the local government is paying annual subsidies of 50 yuan per year for sick children.
04/12/2008 SRI LANKA
Ayuruvedic cures for AIDS patients
The minister for traditional medicine illustrates for parliament the results of Ayurvedic cures. In addition to people infected with HIV, those sick with cancer, asthma, and kidney problems also see benefits from treatments applied according to a millennia-old tradition that is very widespread in the country.
Dr Sun's soup, a new herbal remedy in the fight against cancer
One patient in two with advanced cancer has had astonishing results.
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