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  • Taiwan boosts cancer screening budget to NT$6.8 billion

    Discover how Taiwan is combating cancer with a NT$6.8 billion budget increase for expanded screening services and a new Cancer Drug Fund, aligning with the "Healthy Taiwan" policy to cut cancer mortality by 2030.
    2024/07/11 15:14
  • Advocates push for pregnancy fund to aid women in Taiwan

    Taiwan confronts high abortion rates with proposals for a pregnancy fund, counseling, and case managers to support women facing unplanned pregnancies.
    2024/07/05 14:50
  • Taiwan begins mental health days for high school students

    Discover how Taiwan’s Ministry of Education is prioritizing student well-being by introducing "mental and physical adjustment leave" in high schools, aiming to support mental health.
    2024/07/03 10:01
  • MOHW minister backs priority seating on public transit

    Discover how Taiwan’s Health Minister supports the retention and improvement of priority seating on public transport amid recent debates, aiming for more inclusive policies.
    2024/06/20 15:34
  • Taiwan plans to fund HPV shots for junior high boys by 2025

    Discover how Taiwan plans to expand HPV vaccinations to junior high boys by 2025, aiming for nationwide coverage and addressing vaccination disparities. Learn about the ongoing discussions on enhancing vaccine accessibility for other diseases.
    2024/06/18 17:17
  • Premier Cho criticizes Taiwan’s exclusion from WHA

    Discover how Taiwan garnered support from 11 allied nations and the EU for its observer status at the World Health Assembly, highlighting global backing for its participation amid exclusion concerns.
    2024/06/06 15:56
  • Blinken pushes for Taiwan’s observer status at WHA

    Discover how the U.S. is advocating for Taiwan’s observer status at the World Health Assembly, facing opposition from China, and the implications for international relations.
    2024/05/23 17:28
  • MOHW vows to improve community mental health post-attack

    Discover how Taiwan’s Deputy Ministers of Health and Welfare are responding to a recent stabbing on the Taichung Metro by emphasizing mental health services and collaboration with the Ministry of Justice. Learn about their plans to enhance community mental health and ensure a safer environment.
    2024/05/22 17:49
  • Taiwan vows not to raise health insurance costs for citizens

    Discover how Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare, Lin Ching-yi, addresses concerns over National Health Insurance reform, emphasizing a balanced approach to maintain high-quality healthcare without increasing the financial burden on citizens.
    2024/05/22 17:10
  • Sweden hosts seminar advocating for Taiwan’s WHA inclusion

    Discover insights from an online seminar hosted by the Swedish Institute for Security and Development Policy, advocating for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly. Learn about the discussions on Taiwan’s role in global health and the establishment of the Stockholm Taiwan Center to promote Taiwan’s international presence.
    2024/05/10 16:03
  • Taiwan consider egg freezing subsidies amid birthrate crisis

    KMT legislator Chang Chia-chun advocates for government subsidies for egg freezing to combat Taiwan’s declining birthrate, emphasizing the need for women’s reproductive autonomy and equal rights. Despite a national crisis, only three cities offer such subsidies, and a central government report remains unevaluated after a year. Chang calls for swift action from the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
    2024/05/10 15:56
  • Taiwan to end mask mandate in medical facilities on May 19

    Discover how Taiwan is moving towards normalcy with the end of its nationwide mask mandate on May 19, as announced by the CDC. Learn about the new guidelines and the emphasis on vaccination and hygiene.
    2024/05/08 17:58
  • Taiwan releases film to boost WHO bid

    Discover "My Second Home," a documentary by Taiwan’s MOFA showcasing their advanced medical capabilities through the story of an Indonesian child’s successful liver transplant. This film is part of Taiwan’s bid for WHO inclusion, available in 12 languages and shared globally on social media.
    2024/05/07 10:38
  • Study reveals higher disordered eating in immigrant children

    Research by Chen Tuan-jung from National Taiwan University suggests children of recent immigrants in New Taipei City are more prone to disordered eating behaviors compared to their peers, with factors such as social identity, cultural pressures, and health literacy influencing this trend. The study highlights the psychological distress and potential for serious mental health issues among these children, underscoring the need for awareness and intervention.
    2024/04/26 13:14
  • Cho Jung-tai unveils new faces in Taiwan’s Executive Yuan

    Discover the latest personnel appointments by Premier-designate Cho Jung-tai for the Executive Yuan, including key positions in the Ministry of Labor, Health and Welfare, the Hakka Affairs Council, the Council of Indigenous Peoples, and the Ministry of Environment. This announcement follows President-elect Lai Ching-te’s vision for a "Healthy Taiwan" and showcases a commitment to diversity and expertise in the new cabinet.
    2024/04/19 18:00
  • Advancing mental health care: Taiwan’s new policy directions

    President-elect Lai Ching-te’s mental health proposals have gained recognition from the medical community in Taiwan. The Taiwan Health Movement Alliance praises Lai’s initiatives, such as the "Mental Health Plan for Young People" and "Mental Health Leave," emphasizing the importance of mental health support and early intervention. Experts recommend adopting treatment guidelines from Europe and America, focusing on psychological interventions over medication. They also suggest establishing child and adolescent psychiatry centers and promoting integrated treatment models. Lai’s advocacy for physical and mental health, along with stress management education, is seen as crucial for building a healthy Taiwan.
    2024/04/01 18:25
  • Taiwan Premier mourns child abuse victim, vows policy review

    Premier Chen Chien-jen expresses deep sorrow over a recent child abuse case in Taipei, emphasizing the need for collaboration among central and local governments and civic groups to safeguard the rights of children and youth. He instructs government agencies to review response procedures and amend relevant laws for better protection.
    2024/03/15 16:50
  • Taiwan considers mental health leave for civil servants

    The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration Personnel Division Director in Taipei supports adding mental health leave days for civil servants. The proposal includes granting one day of mental health leave each month without wage deductions. Discussions with the Ministry of Civil Service are ongoing to modify leave regulations. Democratic Progressive Party legislator Rosalia Wu advocates for this change, emphasizing no reduction in pay for civil servants taking mental health leave.
    2024/03/06 17:08
  • Taiwan premier ties future cash payments to economic outlook

    Premier Chen Chien-jen addresses potential cash payments to the public in response to economic conditions for 2025 and 2026 during a Legislative Yuan hearing. Discussions highlight the government’s focus on National Health Insurance, labor insurance, and subsidies for Taiwan Power Company, with implications for Taiwan’s social policy and fiscal decisions in the future.
    2024/03/06 15:46
  • Legislators urge inclusive HPV vaccine program in Taiwan

    Lawmakers and health advocates in Taipei call for gender equality in cancer prevention policy, pushing for junior high school boys to be included in the public HPV vaccination program. Data shows higher rates of oral HPV infections and head and neck cancer in males. Taipei City has already allocated funds for HPV vaccinations for boys, with calls for nationwide implementation. Suggestions include using increased tobacco health surcharge revenue to fund vaccinations. Calls for equal opportunities in cancer prevention measures for all students and a focus on lowering cancer risks for children.
    2024/03/05 17:23
  • Taiwan considers Indian migrant workers for caregiving roles

    Taiwan is considering allowing migrant workers from India to work as caretakers, pending decisions from the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The recent memorandum of understanding between Taiwan and India outlines cooperation for labor recruitment and training. The current focus is on meeting the demand for caregivers in Taiwan, with considerations for both domestic and residential settings. Taiwan is also exploring strategies to address long-term care workforce needs, including collaboration with the "New Southbound Policy" and encouraging international students to work in the country after graduation. The Ministry of Health and Welfare emphasizes the importance of quality care and language communication skills for foreign workers.
    2024/02/17 15:23
  • New agency to speed up drug review process in Taiwan

    Taiwan’s health ministry has announced the establishment of the Center for Health Policy and Technology Assessment (CHPTA) with an investment of nearly NT$200 million from the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA). The CHPTA aims to expedite the review process for newly insured drugs by implementing parallel reviews. Starting from New Year’s Day in 2024, the new system is expected to significantly shorten the time required for reviewing newly insured drugs from an average of 13 months to 6 months. Health Minister Hsueh Jui-yuan emphasized that national health insurance plays a stabilizing role in Taiwanese society and disapproved of major amendments, ruling out the possibility of a "third generation health insurance." He also expressed the belief that drug pricing policies under the health insurance system need reform, making the launch of CHPTA a significant reform effort.
    2023/12/28 13:27
  • Hou Yu-ih slams DPP over sexual harassment cases

    Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih criticizes the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over recent sexual harassment cases in the party. Hou highlights the lack of response from the DPP’s Department of Gender Equality to these incidents. He challenges Lai Ching-te, asking if he believes this is a virtue. Hou pledges to rigorously address sexual harassment and maintain high moral standards among officials. His zero-tolerance approach towards corruption and sex scandals sets the tone for his campaign. In the third round of the television policy presentation, Hou focuses on gender issues, proposing policies to increase women’s representation in governance, improve maternal and child health care, and alleviate family care pressure. These proposals demonstrate his commitment to gender equality and addressing women’s challenges in Taiwan.
    2023/12/26 18:48
  • TPP’s Wu touts legislative record ahead of VP debate

    Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) vice-presidential candidate Cynthia Wu highlights her legislative achievements during her 412-day tenure in the Legislative Yuan. She proposed 15 bills, hosted five public hearings, and three symposiums. Notable bills include amendments to the Central Bank Act, the Social Medical Development Act, and the Assisted Reproduction Act, reflecting her dedication to improving Taiwan’s financial stability, healthcare system, and reproductive health policies. Wu believes that her policy platform will be built upon these legislative proposals as she prepares for the upcoming televised policy presentation and debate. The vice-presidential TV policy presentation is scheduled for December 22, 2024, while the debate will take place on January 1, 2024, as the 2024 elections approach.
    2023/12/20 18:10
  • Taiwan eyes digital innovation in healthcare assessments

    The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) in Taiwan is planning to promote digitalization in healthcare, with a focus on incorporating digital development into healthcare quality metrics. This initiative aligns with national policy directives and aims to support the national plan for digital policy. The successful pilot of virtual National Health Insurance (NHI) cards during the COVID-19 pandemic was highlighted as part of the broader commitment to digitalization. The MOHW, with support from the Ministry of Digital Affairs (MODA), is providing technological budget support for the cloud-based transition of health insurance systems at grassroots clinics. The goals of Taiwan’s digitalization healthcare system include reducing manpower on the medical end, improving healthcare quality, and increasing convenience for patients. The future strategy of the MOHW will combine financial subsidies with policy mandates, starting with medical centers. The plan is to encourage the integration of digital development into healthcare quality assessment, with the aim of fostering innovation, reducing labor costs, and enhancing healthcare quality.
    2023/12/19 15:11
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