Equity | Hong Kong SAR Equity | Hong Kong SAR

18 Aug 2022

Equity is not clearly outlined in the existing plans. The Mental Health Review Report (MHRR) lists out the principles identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) which include embracing an equity-based approach in accessing health care and social care services for persons with dementia and their family carers (Food and Health Bureau, 2017a, p. 141).

In addition, the Elderly Services Programme Plan (ESPP) mentions the principle of social inclusion and equal opportunity. Older people with diverse backgrounds, differing languages, cultures and religions should have equal access to all kinds of services (Working Group on Elderly Services Programme Plan, 2017, p. 14).


Food and Health Bureau. (2017a). Mental Health Review Report.  Retrieved from https://www.fhb.gov.hk/download/press_and_publications/otherinfo/180500_mhr/e_mhr_full_report.pdf.

Working Group on Elderly Services Programme Plan, Elderly Commission of Government of Hong Kong SAR,. (2017). Elderly Services Programme Plan. Hong Kong: Elderly Commission of Government HKSAR Retrieved from https://www.elderlycommission.gov.hk/en/download/library/ESPP_Final_Report_Eng.pdf.