In Taiwan, waiting time for organ transplants is over 4 years

In Taiwan, waiting time for organ transplants is over 4 years.

Up to November 2019, Taiwan now has 10,006 people waiting for organ transplants.  In 2018, 9,576 people were waiting for organ transplants.

There are 7,700 people waiting for a kidney transplant.


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Taiwan’s “natural growth rate”

Taiwan’s “natural growth rate”

According to Taiwan’s TVBS statistics, the “natural growth rate” is defined as “the number of natural births – the number of deaths”.

In 2016, (births – deaths) = 36,035 people.

In 2017, (births – deaths) = 22,602 people.

In 2018, (births – deaths) = 8,817 people.

In 2019 up to the end of August, (births – deaths) = -2,540 people.

This means, up to the end of August of 2019,  2,540 more Taiwanese seniors died than Taiwanese babies born.


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In 2018, 9% of Taiwanese were diabetics

In 2018, 9% of Taiwanese were diabetics

In 2018, 2,200,000 of the total population of 23,726,460 Taiwanese were diabetics, or (2,220,000/23,726,460) = 9.2723482%.

In 2018, 9,374 diabetics died.  In 2017, 53.5% of Taiwanese over 40 years old had had an empty stomach blood sugar test within the past year.

In 2017, 64.7% of diabetics over 18 years old were overweight or obese.

Of Taiwan’s diabetics, the HbA1c of 57% of them is not within 7%, and the HbA1c of 10% of them is greater than 9%.


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Taiwanese needing long term care in 2026

Taiwanese needing long term care in 2026

Taiwanese needing long term care in 2026 will reach more than 770,000 seniors, 174,000 more than the 596,000 seniors who needed long term care in 2018.

In 1998, only 9 schools taught courses in physical therapy treatment and physical rehabilitation therapy.  They had 2,439 students.  In 2018, there were 19 schools with 10,588 students.

In 2018, 5,195 students pursued physical therapy studies (49.06% of 10,588), 2,160 students studying vocational therapy (20.4% of 10,588), 1,190 students studying speech therapy (11.239% of 10,588),  2,043 students studying “other types of physical therapy” (19.295% of 10,588).

[Master Chen says]

In 2018, Taiwan already had 596,000 seniors who need long term care.  Yet Taiwan has only 10,588 students of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Taiwan’s 19 schools that provide training in physical therapy and physical rehabilitation should immediately recruit foreign students, including female Syrian refugees and their children and train them to become physical therapists and physical rehabilitation nurses.


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Taiwan’s senior population by household

Taiwan’s senior population by household

In 2009, the average lifespan of the Taiwanese was 79.01 years old.  In 2018, Taiwan’s average lifespan was 80.69 years old.

In 1993, Taiwan’s senior population constituted 7.10%.  In 2018, it constituted 14.56%.  It is estimated that in 2026, Taiwan’s senior population will constitute 20%.

Taiwan’s August 2018 household registry shows there were 2,669,895 households with seniors who were older than 65 years of age.  Of these, 1,668,161 households had seniors 65-74 years old, 871,441 households had seniors 75-84 years old, and 349,372 households with seniors older than 85 years of age.

In Chiayi county, 40.37% of households have seniors.  In Yunlin county, 39.91% of households have seniors, and in Changhua county, 37.58% of households have seniors.



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Taiwan’s population to peak in 2020

Taiwan’s population to peak in 2020

As of September 2019, Taiwan’s population was 23,593,000 people.  In 2020, Taiwan’s population would reach 23,599,000 people.

In 2033, Taiwan’s population is estimated to be 22,907,000 people, and by 2050, Taiwan’s population is estimated to be 19,841,000.

In 2020, it is estimated that 181,000 Taiwanese seniors will die and 178,000 Taiwanese babies will be born.

As of September 2019,  129,928 Taiwanese babies were born and 131,801 Taiwanese seniors died.

In 2018, 172,784 Taiwanese seniors died and 181,601 babies were born.

In November 2019, Taiwan has 3,500,000 old people.  In 2026, it is estimated that there will be 4,887,000 people over 65 years old, constituting over 20% of the total population.

Based on these numbers, the estimated total population of Taiwan in 2026 would be (4887000 = 20% X) or 24,435,000 people.

In recent years, the number of foreign brides in Taiwan has lessened from an average of some 10,000 to an average of 7,000 to 8,000 a year.

[Master Chen says]

This is why it is extremely urgent that Taiwan opens itself to immigration of female Syrian Kurdish refugees and their children to boost Taiwan’s declining population.


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Taiwan’s disabled population grows

Taiwan’s disabled population grows

Taiwan’s disabled population is growing by 30,000 annually.

In 2019, there are 794,000 disabled Taiwanese, and by 2020, there will be 820,000 disabled Taiwanese.

As of August, 2019, Taiwan has 39,000 disabled senior care givers, and by the end of 2019, Taiwan should have 42,000 disabled senior care givers.

[Master Chen says]

A calculation with these figures show that currently, every disabled senior care giver has to take care of (794,000/39,000) = 20.358974 disabled seniors.  In 2020, every disabled senior care giver will have to take care of (820,000/42,000) = 19.5238 disabled seniors.

This is why the immediate immigration of female Syrian Kurdish refugees and their children to Taiwan is urgently needed.


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