Taiwan makes its Health Insurance Programme a world model

Chen Shih-Chung Taipei, Taiwan, April 7, 2018 Taiwan can help the World Health Organisation (WHO) achieve global universal health coverage by sharing its success in developing the world. Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Programme (NHIP) is a global benchmark in universal coverage and offers valuable lessons in delivering high-quality, cost-effective medical care for all. Taiwan’s wealth of experience can help the…

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Exclusion of Taiwan betrays global health security

Dr Chung-Hsing Chou Auckland, April 7, 2018 Taiwan is an important partner in global health security and as such calls for support for its participation in World Health Organisation (WHO) and the 2018 World Health Assembly (WHA). According to the Constitution of the WHO, enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every…

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Fearless Internal Audit shapes company character

Sylvester Shamy Wellington, April 7, 2018 Internal auditing in its highest art form – in a leadership form – is about exercising judgement after carefully considering a matter in relation to its context, and sometimes in situations where policy guidance is inadequate, vague or absent. In these situations, the internal auditor is guided less by “doing things right” and more…

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Every country, every person seems to be on the slavery supply chain

Shocking and true but what are we doing about it? Tod Cooper Wellington, April 7, 2018 New Zealand is languishing behind in introducing a Modern Slavery Act. This is especially concerning when our primary industries are so susceptible to exploitation. How many slaves are working for you? No, this is not a question following on from the Emancipation Proclamation of…

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Netball gets fierce but remains in women’s court

Rochelle Eime and Bob Stewart Melbourne, Australia April 7, 2018 Commonwealth Games netball is effectively a proxy World Championship. In the 2018 lineup, 12 competing teams are world champs Australia (the Diamonds), world runners up New Zealand (the Silver Ferns) and the remaining teams that make up the world’s top ten ranked countries. The Australia–New Zealand rivalry has a long…

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