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2021/03/02 | East Asia Forum

Global Vaccination Is Still a Jab in the Dark

Asian countries have largely done a good job containing Covid-19, but the slow rollout of vaccination programs threatens to undermine their successes.

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.

2017/11/06 | Leora Joy

'XConfessions' Film Review: Let's Talk about Lust 

The popularity of Erika Lust's 'XConfessions' — short erotic films made by a woman for women — at the recent Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taipei shows the time is now to open a conversation about how women engage with pornography.

2016/11/27 | Prachi Salve

Overflowing Cities: 157 Million Indians Still Without Toilets

There are 157 million Indians without toilets. That equals eight Olympic-sized pools of poo daily. Women and girls are at particular risk of health issues due to the sanitation crisis.

2016/11/18 | Oommen C Kurian

India's Disappearing Dead: The Story Of Dengue in Delhi

Data shows that officials have been massively underreporting the number of deaths caused by dengue fever in Delhi.

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.

2017/06/16 | Wayne Pajunen

Road Rage: Without Law Enforcement Taiwan’s Jekylls Become Hydes

Taiwan’s motorists wait at the intersection of civility and chaos for effective law enforcement to change from red to green.

2018/07/18 | Roy Ngerng

ANALYSIS: Calculating Singapore's Callous CareShield Cash Grab

Behind a furor over gender inequity in the state disability scheme lies government profiteering.

2017/02/24 | Sarah Laskow

In 1914, Feminists Fought for the Right to Forget Childbirth

“It was an attempt to gain control over the birthing process,” wrote Leavitt, the historian. “Because many of the twilight sleep leaders were active feminists, they spoke in the idiom of the women’s movement.”

2018/04/11 | Mongabay

Rohingya Refugees Gored by Elephants at Record Rates

Refugee camps in Bangladesh are edging up against wildlife habitats, leading to at least a dozen deaths.

2016/12/21 | Joy Y. Zhang

GM Debates with Chinese Characteristics?

If one were serious about bridging gaps of opinion in the GM debate, then recognizing which issues may be universal is just as important as identifying which issues are local.

2016/02/21 | Zou Chi

Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials Prove Scientific Success, But Not Legal

The results of a blind trial on a newly developed breast cancer vaccine, OBI-822, bear scientific and medical importance, but the drug is not allowed a permit under current regulations because it did not pass clinical trials. If OBI-822 passes future trials, Taiwan would be the first country in the world to develop a carbohydrate-based vaccine for breast cancer.

2016/06/04 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwan's Handling of Mass Burn Victims at Water Park Draws Attention Abroad

A year after a deadly explosion at a Taiwan water park, the EU and a number of countries are seeking advice from Taiwan on how to treat large numbers of burn victims.

2016/06/28 | Yuan-ling Liang

Expat Wants Single Women in Taiwan to Have Right to IVF

Single women are unable to receive IVF treatment in Taiwan, but an American expat is calling for a change.

2016/07/05 | Edward White

Taiwan AIDS Shelter Still Fighting for Space after 30 Years

A Taiwan NGO that looks after HIV-positive babies and their mothers is struggling to find space for care centers and is forced to operate illegally because of the stigma surrounding AIDS.