The Department of Health (DH) today (March 31) announced that a hotline (3796 0861) will start operation tomorrow (April 1) for new case bookings for child health services by Non-eligible Persons (NEPs) at Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCHCs).Please click here to read more.
The Department of Health (DH) today (March 30) announced that additional measures would be put in place to accord priority of child health services to local children in its Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCHCs) with effect from April 1. Please click here to read more.
The Department of Health drew the public's attention to the latest situation of the mosquito-borne Zika virus infection and appealed to travellers for vigilance and due consideration of health risks before travel.Please click here to read more.
The Department of Health will host 2016 WBW event in collaboration with the Hospital Authority (HA), Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong (BFHIHKA) and Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) on 30 July 2016 (Saturday). For details, please click here.
Mood of mothers during pregnancy would affect fetal development? Even though both of us are looking forward to having our baby, my partner still has chances to have postnatal depression? Please click here for details.
Working and nursing mother may meet different problems and trouble at work / home. Women's Commission produced with RTHK a new television (TV) series called "Women with Dreams 5"《女人多自在》. The final episode (# 10) of the series is about the problems and difficulties faced by working breastfeeding mothers.Please click here for details.
The Department of Health has recently launched a handy mobile app to provide the latest online information. For more information, Please click here for details.
With the aim of providing quality services with enhanced efficiency, the telephone system of Sai Wan Ho Maternal and Child Health Centre (MCHC) is being upgraded. The telephone numbers of general enquiry and child health service appointment booking will be changed with effect from 1 April 2016. For more information, Please click here for details.
From November 20 to 28, 2015 the Centre for Health Protection recorded five sporadic cases of listeriosis. Pregnant women are at higher risk of being infected with listeriosis. Please click here to read more.
The longer children are breastfed, the more health benefits mothers and their children will have. Family, healthcare professionals and the community play a significant role in supporting mothers to continue breastfeeding. In view of this, Family Health Service of the Department of Health has produced a series of TV APIs on promoting breastfeeding.Please click here to view the APIs.
Breastfeeding Hotline 2961 8868 of Family Health Service of Department of Health will cease to function with effect from 1 January 2016. Public can call enquiry line on 3618 7450 for information regarding breastfeeding http://www.fhs.gov.hk/english/breastfeeding/hotline.html.
The government and the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health have set up dedicated websites on "Lead in Drinking Water Incidents" to provide a one-stop platform on the latest development of the incidents and relevant health advice. Public may view via the following links for more details:
Information Services Department:
Centre for Health Protection:
The DH has set up a hotline (2125 1122) to answer questions on the effect of lead on health as well as to provide health tips, the hotline will operate from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm between Monday and Friday. (updated on 11 February 2016)
With the aim of providing quality services with enhanced efficiency, the telephone system of Tung Chung Maternal and Child Health Centre (MCHC) is being upgraded. The telephone numbers of general enquiry and child health service appointment booking will be changed with effect from1 April 2015. For more information, please click here for details.
Apart from providing young children nutritious foods, feeding them in a developmentally appropriate way is essential to their development. It also helps them build healthy eating habits early. In view of this, Family Health Service of the Department of Health has produced a TV API “Help children feed themselves. Offer a diverse diet to let them eat well” to enhance public awareness. Please click here for details.
You may be aware of the recent concern about the shortage of formula milk supply, DH has made some recommendations on formula milk feeding for young children to parents. For more information, please click here for details.