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January 27, 2018
Loving Care for Chronic Disease Awards Ceremony and Health Promotion Day
Students from the School volunteered at the annual event “Loving Care for Chronic Disease Awards Ceremony and Health Promotion Day” organised by the Kwong Wah Hospital Family Medicine and General Out-Patient Department and the Hong Kong Primary Care for Chronic Disease Association (HKPCCDA) on January 27, 2018. “Keeping your Bones Healthy and Fall Prevention” is the theme of this year’s Health Promotion Day. Nursing students and teachers volunteered to provide osteoporosis and blood pressure screening and health advices to older people with chronic diseases and their carers. Over 500 participants attended the event. The School’s participation help contributed to the empowerment of chronic disease patients and their families, as well as the promotion of mutual communications, support and collaboration among patients, carers, healthcare providers and the community for the better health and well-being of Hong Kong people.
Loving Care for Chronic Disease Awards Ceremony and Health Promotion Day Loving Care for Chronic Disease Awards Ceremony and Health Promotion Day

November 3 - 5, 2017
World Diabetes Day 2017
World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world. To promote the awareness of diabetes and the understanding of the side effects and the preventive measures of diabetes, more than 20 nursing students served at the World Diabetes Day Carnival 2017 organised by the Angle of Diabetic Limited. This event attracted more than 2,000 participants. The HKU nursing students managed game booths and provided health screening and health advices to participants from all walks of life. The participants found the health information provided by our students educational and helpful.
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World Diabetes Day 2017 World Diabetes Day 2017
World Diabetes Day 2017 World Diabetes Day 2017

May 1, 2017
Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade Health Promotion Day
The School is devoted to promoting and delivering high quality health to the community. Hence members of the School proactively participate in broad spectrum of healthcare promotion activities. A group of teachers and students took part in the Health Promotion Day of Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade on May 1, 2017. The School joined the campaign for heightening public awareness of a healthy and caring life by setting up four game stalls to promote smoking cessation, sodium and sugar intake reduction, and mental health promotion. The volunteers received positive responses from participants, who enjoyed playing the educational games very much.   
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Healthcare Promotion Healthcare Promotion
Healthy Ageing in Public Rental Housing Estates Programme 2018/19

In 2018/19, the School of Nursing of The University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Housing Authority, provides elderly tenants with free health checking services and education on aged-related illness under the “Healthy Ageing in Public Rental Housing Estates” programme aiming at promoting active ageing and healthy ageing among older tenants.

In the first phase, our team pays home visits to older tenants and performs health checking for them. Brief advices are given according to the health checking results. Referrals to non-governmental organisations are also made for needy tenants.

Healthy Ageing
Healthy Ageing
Healthy Ageing
The School is one of the signatories of the Organ Donation Promotion Charter, which is initiated by the Food and Health Bureau. The School is committed to promoting organ donation through encouraging members and staff to register at the Centralised Organ Donation Register of the Department of Health, as well as providing support at organ donation events.  The School in supporting the organ donation promotion campaign, solicited the support from staff members, for train-the-trainers workshop, promotional roadshow at MTR stations, the University’s organ donation awareness week and other promotion activities on campus. We take the lead in promoting this life-changing campaign and work hard to light up the lives of needy patients.
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Organ Donation Promotion Organ Donation Promotion
Members of the School actively participate in various smoking cessation promotion campaign. 7 teacher and students supported a fun fair, which was organised by Windshield Charitable Foundation Sham Shui Po Social Service Centre and Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, to promote the message of smoking cessation to the Sham Shui Po residents on August 28, 2016. They prepared a simple mini game to enhance the Sham Shui Po residents’ knowledge about diseases caused by smoking, the ways to quit smoking and the benefits of quitting. They were pleased to have had the chance to utilize their skills and knowledge to serve the community. 
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Women Quitline was established in 2006 and targeted on female smokers aged 15 or above. This is the first smoking cessation counselling service tailor-made for female smokers in Hong Kong. We set up the Woman Against Tobacco Taskforce (WATT) with 14 women organizations in the community, with a target to stress the health hazards of smoking and importance of smoking cessation for women. A one-day training workshop to 28 WATT affiliates who provided brief cessation counselling in the community was organised, and intensive gender-specific smoking cessation counselling was provided to female smokers in Hong Kong. We publicized our gender-specific cessation counselling service to the community through collaboration with WATT members, mass media strategies, campaigns, promotional leaflets and posters, and website. 

The Women Quitline has answered 1,126 telephone enquiries and provided smoking cessation counselling for 560 female smokers. About 30.2% participants had successfully quit smoking at the 6-month follow-up. Please visit Women Quitline’s website at www.wquit.hku.hk for more information.

Women Quitline Women Quitline

 

Youth Quitline was the first smoking cessation hotline targeted on youth smokers aged 25 or below since 2005. The Quitline was jointly established by the Smoking Cessation Research Team of School of Nursing of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU, and the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health.

The Quitline provided peer counselling via telephone to youth smokers. As at August 2016, the Quitline has held 8 training programmes and more than 400 youth counsellors were trained and equipped with smoking cessation counselling skills. Moreover, the Quitline has answered 9,267 telephone enquiries and provided smoking cessation counselling for 1,952 youth smokers. About 24% participants had successfully quit smoking at the 6-month follow-up and 11.5% of them reduced their cigarette consumption at least by half. Please visit Youth Quitline’s website at http://nursing.hku.hk/yquit/ for more information.

Youth Quitline
Youth Quitline
Youth Quitline