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2018/11/13 | Siok Hui Leong
Health Care for All: The Good & Not-So-Great of Taiwan's Universal Coverage
Taiwan’s health care system is often measured against the world’s best. But is this model of accessible and ‘cheap’ health care viable in the long run?
2018/10/30 | Nelson Lau
OPINION: Girls in Hong Kong Will Get Free HPV Shots. What About Boys?
Hong Kong will vaccinate schoolgirls against HPV. It should vaccinate boys as well.
Taiwan Has 250,000 Foreign 'Angels of Mercy' Caring for Its Elderly
Taiwan's foreign care givers are 'angels of mercy' on the frontline of Taiwan's aging society, but this does not mean calls for improvements to their circumstances should be ignored.
2018/10/12 | Cat Thomas
Is Taipei American School Sitting on a Pot of Gold?
Asian flush is more serious health condition than many believe, but a team at TAS has derived a handy solution that has the potential to be a commercial success.
2018/09/21 | Greg Brost
Taiwan Enters Top 10 in Bloomberg Health Care Efficiency Index
New analysis shows which countries offer the best value for treatment
2018/09/01 | Policy Forum
Asia's Mental Health Support Systems Are Still Neglected by Policymakers
People living with mental disorders remain among Asia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations.
2018/08/16 | Coco Dollanganger
PHILIPPINES: Fear and Whispers Swirl amid HIV Epidemic
Public health agencies and the Catholic Church are caught in a moral battle as HIV infection rates continue to rise. Family members of the deceased, who frequently fail to get tested, are left only with questions.
How Medical Missionaries Helped Quash Disease in Taiwan
Taiwan has staved off pestilence and become a regional model in disease control thanks to the contributions of a motley crew of medical heroes.
2018/07/25 | Global Voices
Fear and Censorship in China Following Latest Vaccine Scandal
The low-quality vaccines have not been shown to harm anyone, but citizens are outraged as another scandal has rocked China's pharmaceutical companies. And internet censors are out in full force.
2018/07/24 | AsiaGlobal Online
ANALYSIS: China Strides Towards Cleaner Air
China presents a unique opportunity to measure the long-term effects of air pollution on life expectancy.
2018/07/19 | Greg Brost
New Hotspot Maps Show Global Snakebite Vulnerability
Up to 92 million people are vulnerable to potentially fatal venomous snakebites, many in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan countries.