Health minister “determined” to attend next year’s WHA

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-05-31

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says he is determined to attend next year’s World


Health Assembly (WHA).

The WHA is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization. After several years attending as an observer, Taiwan was not invited to this year’s WHA due to obstruction from China. But Chen led a Taiwanese delegation to Geneva to protest Taiwan’s exclusion and hold meetings with representatives of other countries on the sidelines of the event.

On Wednesday, Chen delivered a report on the group’s achievements at the legislature. The Taiwanese group held 59 bilateral meetings in Geneva. Topics discussed included the prevention of infectious diseases, long-term care, universal healthcare and food safety. In addition to sharing experience, representatives of Taiwan and other countries also discussed future cooperation.    [FULL  STORY]

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