» 05/19/2017, 16.02
TAIWAN – CHINA
World Health Organisation to exclude Taiwan (under Chinese pressure)
Taiwan students slam WHO for breaching its principles, organise an online petition to have Taiwan represented at the World Health Assembly in Geneva on 22-31 May. Beijing continues its battle to isolate Taipei from the international community after Tsai Ing-wen won Taiwan’s presidential election.
Shanghai: maternity clinic with tennis, golf, while migrant delivers baby outside
The luxury suite will cost 9,880 yuan per day and many rooms are already booked. Meanwhile the local government is paying annual subsidies of 50 yuan per year for sick children.
Poor farmers left to die in their homes
Almost 80% of the ill farmers die at home with no medical care. Central government is promoting a new model of rural health co-operatives and scholarships to medical students from poor areas.
No to contraceptives for birth control, says Archbishop Cruz
13/10/2016 09:12:00 THAILAND
King Bhumibol dies at age 88
The monarch died at 15:52 local time. For three days his condition was "unstable." He suffered from difficulty breathing, kidney and liver problems. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha rushes back to Bangkok, where he met with Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn. Citizens in mourning. Bhumibol was the longest reigning monarch in the world (70 years).
The influenza A virus has not mutated, vaccine should to be ready soon
The World Health Organisation tries to be reassuring, saying the virus has not mutated. It expects three billion doses of vaccine to be available in a few months time. It still calls for high levels of alert.
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