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...

Taiwan’s health authority makes sure 24-hour emergency medical care is available during Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Lunar New Year holiday has begun, and Taiwan’s health authority has activated related measures to make sure that 24-hour emergency medical care is available in Tai...

Taiwanese non-smokers twice as likely to get lung cancer as heavy smokers in West

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study carried out by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) revealed that non-smokers in Taiwan are twice as likely to develop lung cancer as heavy smokers in Eur...

Blood donation rules for gay men in Taiwan to be relaxed in May 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Gay men in Taiwan will be permitted to donate blood under new rules set to be implemented in May by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). According to the MOH...

Expectant parents in eastern Taiwan place their faith in Mennonite Christian Hospital

While Taiwan faces a shortage of obstetricians nationwide, the problem is especially acute in the eastern and southeastern counties of Hualien and Taitung, respectively. In Hualien, about 75 percen...

"Still no timetable for legalizing surrogacy," says Ministry of Health and Welfare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although It has been more than twenty years since the Taiwanese government started the discussion on whether to legalize surrogacy, still no consensus has been reached, ac...

Taiwan to end ban on Japanese beef imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 14-year ban on the import of beef from Japan, the Netherlands and Sweden over fears of mad cow disease is coming to an end, reports said Friday. On July 17, the Minis...

Sugar content in health food to be limited at 25 grams: MOHW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) reminded vendors to limit the content of free sugar in their products to maximum 25 grams if th...