Hospital Directors Across Taiwan Strait Focus on Medical Health System Reform

On December 1, 2012, over 150 directors of primary hospitals from Taiwan, Hunan and Hainan were invited to attend the “4th Cross-Strait Hospital Director Forum” held in Haikou, highlighting medical health system reform, cross-Strait exchange and cooperation as well as the cultivation mode for general practitioners. The topics discussed during the forum include establishment of […]

China’s insurance builds AIDS care safety net

China’s insurance builds AIDS care safety net

After living with AIDS for eight years, it has become routine for Yuxuan, pseudonym of a 33-year-old man in east China’s Jinan City, to pick up antiviral infection drugs from a nearby disease control center every month. “The prescription drugs are all free. I only pay for the blood test that I need once a […]

Foot-and-mouth disease reported in NE China

Foot-and-mouth disease infections have been confirmed in livestock in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, the Ministry of Agriculture announced Saturday. A total of 43 pigs at a farm in Erdao Village in Dalian City of Liaoning, showed symptoms associated with foot-and-mouth disease on Nov. 19, the ministry said. The National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory on Saturday […]

Taiwan introduces Asia’s first EU-standard egg farm

Taiwan introduces Asia’s first EU-standard egg farm

Shih An Farm, located in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City, is Asia’s first egg farm to meet European Union humane egg production standards through its introduction of enriched cages and a five-star environment to ensure healthier laying hens and eggs. On July 5, the farm received certificates from SGS International Certification Service and the Taiwan Society […]

Chinese alcohol maker apologizes for contamination

Chinese alcohol producer Jiugui Liquor Co. on Thursday apologized to consumers and investors after quality supervisor found excessive levels of a toxic chemical in a sample of its product. The Hunan-based company vowed to scrutinize every link in its transportation and packaging processes, determine the cause of the contamination and make rectifications, it said in […]

33 mln USD spent in China-Australia health program

China and Australia have spent 210 million yuan (33.39 million U.S. dollars) in a five-year bilateral health program to facilitate HIV/AIDS research and prevention work. The figure was released as the two sides held a ceremony on Thursday to mark the success of bilateral cooperation on the China-Australia Health and HIV/AIDS Facility (CAHHF) program. CAHHF, […]

China becomes emerging market for orthopaedic instruments

China has become an emerging market for orthopaedic apparatus, with nearly 40 million arthrosis patients nationwide, said leading orthopaedists at the 7th International Congress of Chinese Orthopaedic Association (COA) on Friday. Wang Yan, president of the COA and the founding chairman of the World Orthopaedic Alliance (WOA), added that the number of prophetic joints being […]

Yuzhong District, Chongqing becomes pilot unit of Ministry of Health

The launching meeting of “pilot project of service mode for prevention of mother-to-fetus transmission of Aids, syphilis and hepatitis B in west China” was held in Chongqing on November 14. Yuzhong District of Chongqing was selected as one of the two pilot units for the project by the Ministry of Health as well as the […]

Needy CHD children may get medical aid in Chongqing

CHD (Congenital Heart Disease) Children under 14 years old could apply for medical aid now with a subsidy of 40,000 yuan at most in Chongqing. Co-held by Xinqiao Hospital, Aiyou Huaxia Charity Foundation and Chongqing Youth League, the activity named “Love for Children—1-billion-yuan Project for Aiding CHD Child” has been carried out to offer free […]

China to verify measles elimination progress

China has started to verify whether the country had eliminated measles by 2012, in accordance with a goal set by the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization (WHO), Health News, a newspaper run by the Ministry of Health (MOH), reported Thursday. A national verification committee for the elimination of measles was established as […]