Posts Tagged ‘Asia’
Increasing numbers of developing countries in Africa and Asia are introducing their own versions of universal health care. In the early 20th century two models of universal health care emerged from Germany and the UK. The UK version uses general taxes to provide publicly funded health care. Germany relies on income taxes, household tax and [...]
A study from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown countries in Africa and Asia could achieve universal health care through health insurance schemes. The report, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, found community and social health insurance schemes improved access to healthcare by reducing the need for payment at the point of [...]
It is vital to get health insurance when you are healthy. If you are unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with a serious medical condition it is unlikely any company will insure you. The health insurance market can be a jungle with many traps and dangers in the form of small print and exclusion clauses. Finding [...]
According to industry experts, European insurance companies should look towards expanding into the Asia Pacific market. With their current position in Asia (ex.Japan) their credit rating remains neutral while a stronger position in the future has the ability to affect credit implications positively. A report issued by international ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service saw that, [...]
Grocery shopping abroad can be exciting. This is especially true for expats living in countries where open-air markets are common. But while heaps of fresh food may be a welcome change from the supermarket, they can also carry health risks–particularly if they have feathers. A new study has definitively linked live poultry markets in China [...]
For years people have been writing about the potential for an apocalyptic flu outbreak. In fact, just this year we got a new apocalyptic flu movie: Contagion. One of the reasons this hasn’t happened is that deadly flu strains like H5N1 (bird flu) don’t jump from human to human as effectively as seasonal flu strains–the kind [...]
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