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  1. Major health issues in Taiwan Yu-Chen Lei, Ph.D. Department of Public Health, National Taiwan University Taiwan

  2. Major health threats and challenges in Taiwan • Globalization: possible threats of Avian Bird flu • Unhealthy behavior: increasing incidence and prevalence of chronic disease, increasing tobacco use in the youth and in the female • Changing social structure: increased elderly population • Health inequity: new immigrants

  3. Stress and mental health: increasing incidence of suicide, and depress. • Increased concern in environmental health risk and new technology-related health risk • Increased concern in food safety

  4. The responsibility of public health professionals in Taiwan • To improve the understanding in regional, global and national level • To improve the public health and health promotion policy and program