Our Advocacy

Click to download the PDF file below about Taiwan Healthcare Reform Foundation (THRF), to understand who we are, what our mission is, and the recent events and issues we advocate.

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Taiwan Healthcare Reform foundation (THRF)



The mission of Taiwan Healthcare Reform Foundation (THRF) is to establish a health care system which regards quality and justice as its ultimate values. In order to fulfill this goal, THRF has adopted various measures to promote information transparency and to enhance public engagement on health care policies and issues.  


THRF deals with issues related to health care quality, National Health Insurance (NHI), patients' safety, and makes effort to integrate patients' voice into policies and official procedures. Every year, THRF provides medical dispute consulting services (400-500 cases /year), gets involved in 30 public lectures series in local communities, and are invited as a special guest on more than 15 TV talk shows. Moreover, there are about 10 pieces of health related news report on our advocacies every month.



  1. Encourage the public to participate the healthcare reform.
  2. Cooperate with the public to supervise the healthcare environment.
  3. Against the overtly profit driven healthcare
  4. Push for a transparent, accountable healthcare system.
  5. Advocate for the fair and just distribution of healthcare resources.
  6. Promote healthcare safety and patient’s rights.



♦The international organization and the name of membership

International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is the only global alliance representing patients of all nationalities across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare worldwide.  In 2007, IAPO announced its admission into official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). As a founder member of IAPO, Taiwan Healthcare Reform foundation (THRF) has become a member group of IAPO since 2003.


♦The international congresses and activities we have attended in recent years

  1. IAPO The first Global Patients Congress (London, 2005)
  2. IAPO 3rd Global Patients Congress (Budapest, 2008)
  3. IAPO 4th Global Patients Congress (Istanbul, 2010)
  4. Symposium on Patient Communication, raised by Alliance for Patients’ Mutual Help   Organizations (Hong Kong, 2010)
  5. IAPO Western Pacific/South-East Asia Regional Meeting (Manila, 2011)
  6. International Forum on QUALITY&SAFETY in HEALTHCARE (Taipei,2019)
  7. IAPO Asia-Pacific Patients Congress  (Taipei,2019)