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 opening hours of this hotline are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. If Black Rainstorm Warning Signal, Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is enforced, this hotline will be suspended. If the warning signal is lowered two hours or more before the normal time of closure, this hotline will resume normal function as soon as possible.
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.
With an aim to provide quality services with enhanced efficiency, Robert Black MCHC will undergo renovation and close temporarily starting from 21 November 2016. The Child Health Service and Antenatal Service of Robert Black MCHC will be transferred to East Kowloon MCHC; while Family Planning, Postnatal and Cervical Screening Service will be transferred to Kowloon City MCHC on the same day until further notice. The date of service resumption at Robert Black MCHC would be posted on Family Health Service website (http://www.fhs.gov.hk) timely when available. For more information, please click here for details.
Doctor and dietitian from Department of Health will illustrate how to optimise your body and nutritional status so as to increase the chance of having a healthy baby. They will also answer questions related to planning pregnancy.
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The new stage of 18 months to 24 months old in the interactive parenting e-learning course Parenting Made Easy has been launched on 12 August 2016. Same as the previous stages, it provides evidence-based and practical parenting knowledge and skills through numerous videos, interactive activities and hyperlinks.
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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.