Date: 14th Sept,18 (Fri)
Time: 09:00-12:30 (AM session), 13:30-16:00 (PM session)
Venue: Auditorium, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Despite Ethnic Minorities constitute to 8% of Hong Kong population, and their right to health is protected by the Basic Law of Hong Kong, many are in fact facing multiple barriers in accessing healthcare service and information. The Health Symposium 2018 was a rare occasion for concerning groups to discuss and exchange ideas on this aspect.
Over 200 people including 20 NGO representatives attended the Symposium including community workers and leaders, healthcare professionals, academic professionals, ethnic minority community and the general public.
Topics presented and discussed:
Cultural competence: Barriers to accessing health care
Emily Liu (Registered Nurse, Health in Action)
Sandy Wong (Intern of Health in Action, MPH graduate, School of Public Health, CUHK)
Research Projects Sharing
Presenter: Medical students from Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Health in all dimension: from service, research to advocacy
Sharmila Gurung (EM Health Service Manager, United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service)
Nimisha Vandan (PhD candidate, School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU)
Kayla Tam (Campaign Officer, Hong Kong Unison)
Healthcare for all: from individual to global
Tika Rana (Research Assistant, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHK)
Dr. Tam Yat Hung (Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Public Health, HKU)
Dr. Dana Vackova (Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, HKU)
Story sharing: Health starts where we live, learn, work and play
Yasir Luqman (Medical Interpreter)
Anthony Lai (Social Worker, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service)
Jeffrey Andrews (Social Worker, Christian Action)
Some great insights and new ideas evolved from the event and we believe that this platform is very crucial in gathering brilliant ideas and consolidate action plans. We will continue with such initiative to make Hong Kong a more inclusive community.