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Taiwan – Healthcare

Taiwan has a comprehensive healthcare system with hospitals classified as medical centers, regional hospitals, local hospitals and basic-level medical institutes.  The medical treatment at various classifications of medical institutions is also divided into Western and Traditional Chinese medicine. Once enrolled, legal foreigners will receive equivalent medical insurance coverage as all citizens in Taiwan.  There is …

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Thailand – Healthcare

Thailand is hot and humid and the heat can be taxing, notably around the ‘summer’ month of April. Heat exhaustion and dehydration is common, but can be prevented with the intake of salt and by drinking lots of water. However, tap water is not recommended for drinking; bottled water, which is readily available, is the …

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Japan – Healthcare

In Tokyo, there are a variety of English-speaking doctors and clinics/hospitals, however, the receptionists or nurses might not speak English that well. Though many doctors speak English to some extent, one might want to call to see if they can actually speak English. It is highly recommended to ask Japanese colleagues to assist in calling …

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New Zealand – Health Care

New Zealand is a very healthy place in which to live and no special health precautions are necessary prior to arrival. Parents are however advised to ensure that children have been immunised – as most New Zealand children are – against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, poliomyelitis etc. There are no snakes or dangerous wild …

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Thailand – Giving Birth and Registration of Birth / Nationality

GIVING BIRTH Thailand is an excellent place to bring up an expatriate family. Private education is at the highest standard and the private health care system works very well indeed. When thinking about expanding the family, you may initially wish to have the baby in your own country. However, before making a decision, it would …

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New Zealand – Giving Birth and Registration of Birth / Nationality

Giving Birth In New Zealand when you discover you are pregnant it is common practice to engage a mid-wife immediately. A midwife usually takes the role of primary care giver during your pregnancy and at birth. If you have a history of pregnancy complications you would most likely be encouraged to engage a specialist. A …

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Korea – Giving Birth and Registration of Birth / Nationality

GIVING BIRTH Among expatriates some young couples happen to give birth to a child during their assignment in Korea. That implies not only immigration issues for the new baby but also certain cultural issues including health aspects. Most Korean women, especially those who live in Seoul, go to a special institution called “Post natal care …

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Malaysia – Giving Birth and Registration of Birth / Nationality

GIVING BIRTH There is nothing quite as beautiful or spectacular as the act of delivering something so precious and gentle. Babies are truly good and perfect gifts which we must cherish. Saying this, I’m sure that you wish for your childbirth experience to be as smooth as possible, so let us clear the clutter and …

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