17 injured by magnitude 6.1 earthquake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 people have been reported as suffering significant injuries in greater Taipei and Hualien after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien Cou...

Taiwan Health Minister suffers minor injury during magnitude 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 1:01 p.m. today, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) suffered a minor injury when ...

Taiwan Can Help realize WHO’s Health for All: MOHW minister

Taiwan’s expertise in disease control and universal health coverage can help strengthen global medical development, and the nation is willing and able to share its experiences at the 72nd World ...

MOHW urges intl. travelers to get Measles vaccine before leaving Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the discovery of another domestic case of the measles in Taiwan last week, the total number of measles cases this year has increased to 28. Taiwan’s Min...

Taiwan protests exclusion from WHO flu vaccine meeting in Beijing

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan was unable to attend a recent World Health Organization (WHO) meeting on flu vaccines because of political interference from China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) s...

Taiwan's labor ministry allocates funds to launch respite care services

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday approved an allocation of NT$182 million (NT$4.79 million) to start a government service that will provide short-term relief for primary caregivers. In a me...

Taiwan mulls loosening of regulations on respite care: MOHW

As many as 28,000 households could benefit from the proposed loosening of regulations governing applications for respite care services when their regular foreign caregivers take time off, according to...

Taiwan seeks to be model for Asia in stopping domestic violence: vice president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Wednesday the country aims to become a model for other nations in Asia in preventing and stopping domestic violence...

Taiwan forms healthcare union of 17 hospitals targeting Southeast Asian countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In line with President Tsai’s policy to look south for opportunities, the “New Southbound Market Healthcare Union” (新南向市場醫衛交流聯誼會) was established on June...

Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare promotes WHO's World No Tobacco Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Today, May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, a yearly awareness day established by the World Health Organization (WHO) that highlights the risks associated with tobacco use. Th...

Poll: Work and poor diet making Taiwan’s workers overweight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent poll conducted by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), it was found that nearly 40 percent of the local white-collar work population is overweig...

US continues to support Taiwan’s participation at WHA: AIT Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the opening ceremony of a workshop intended to promote enterovirus diagnosis and build medical networks in the region, Kin Moy, director at the American Institute in Ta...

Taiwan international training center promotes global health care development

TAIWAN TODAY--Almost 1,500 professionals from 62 countries and territories have received instruction to date at the Taiwan International Health Training Center, underscoring the nation’s commitm...

Taiwan’s National Health Insurance advances WHO goal of universal coverage

Taiwan’s National Health Insurance program is a global benchmark in universal coverage and offers valuable lessons in delivering high-quality, cost-effective medical care for all, according to M...

Why Taiwan needs to shake its prescription drug habit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dealing with a nasty bout of the flu was not how I envisaged spending the first few days of the Year of the Dog. But being ill has given me another first-hand experience of Tai...