Public Health in Taiwan after World War II

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By , 2021-09-17 5:40 下午

Life expectancy at birth in Taiwan has increased from 54 years in 1950 to 80 years in 2013. One of major factors contributing to the remarkable increase of life expectancy is public health. The World Health Organization defines public health as all organized measures to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. This paper reviews the development of public health in Taiwan after World War II, which consists of three periods: communicable diseases control (1945-1970), health care for all (1970-2000), and population health promotion (since 2000). Continue reading 'Public Health in Taiwan after World War II'»

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