Several of the candidates for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president are advocating a government-run plan to provide health-insurance coverage to all Americans, sometimes referred to “Medicare for All.” As a single-payer healthcare system, this type of plan is similar to Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI). Could the Taiwan experience serve as a practical reference…

It’s imperative to devote more resources to infectious-disease control, leading to the development of new antibiotics. In 2015, the U.S. White House launched a national action plan against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), also commonly known as antibiotic resistance. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the 12 types of highly resistant bacteria that pose the…

If you’ve taken any medicine lately in the Asia-Pacific region, it’s highly likely that Zuellig Pharma delivered it to your healthcare provider or pharmacy. Distributing pharmaceuticals is a complex business involving cold-chain management and other massive logistical challenges that most of us take for granted. The company’s mission is to make healthcare more accessible to…

Republic of China Vice President Chen Chien-jen, an epidemiologist with a background in researching hepatitis B, was the keynote speaker at the Taiwan Liver Health Forum sponsored by AmCham Taipei together with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). The event, held at the Howard-Plaza Hotel on October…

Taiwan has one of the world’s most efficient, accessible, and effective healthcare systems, offering quality care at affordable prices. Yet despite this success, the rapid aging of Taiwan’s population is presenting an unprecedented challenge to Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) system. According to the National Development Council, this year 14% of Taiwan’s population will be…