Reflections after ten years – Highlights from the HKMMS SARS Oral History Archive Excerpts

SARS erupted in Hong Kong in 2003; a calamity with wide impact, not seen since the outbreak of plague in 1894. Through the combined efforts of many, unsung heroes among them, we pulled through, and Hong Kong emerged with a stronger community spirit. Ten years on, the HKMMS Society invited a wide spectrum of those involved from within and outside the health care sector to record their experiences and the lessons they learnt. Their reflections are preserved in this SARS Oral History Archive Project for posterity, to help us be better prepared for similar challenges in the future.
This exhibit shows highlights from 20 of the interviews.
Introduction Video of SARS Oral History Exhibition

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Copyright of the SARS Oral History Archive records belongs to Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences Society. Downloading of the video excerpts is not permitted and the recordings may not be duplicated by viewers and may not be further disseminated to the public in any form without the permission of the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. For those who wish to quote from a small part of these excerpts for education, research and other non-commercial purposes, the source may be cited as -  'Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences SARS Oral History Archive Interview Excerpts, (add name of interviewee), accessed from  (add date)’.

As with all Oral History materials, users are responsible for making their own assessment of all information provided in these materials which depend on the memories of individual interviewees, and should be viewed in that light.