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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.

2018/10/20 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

2018/08/03 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

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.

2018/06/01 | The Conversation

How Globalization Changes How Disease Spreads

A look at disease transmission from the Spanish Flu to SARS.