Health Minister: WHA exclusion would be a blow to human rights

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-05-06

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health

(CNA file photo)

Assembly (WHA) would be damaging to human rights. Chen was speaking on Saturday.

Efforts to secure an invitation to this year’s meeting after eight years of attending as an observer have yet to yield results. With the registration deadline approaching, Chen said Taiwan is still making necessary preparations for the assembly.

However, Chen said that even if Taiwan is not invited, Taiwanese representatives will still travel to Geneva. He said it is possible that they will hold an international press conference there.

Chen said these Taiwanese representatives will tell the international community that health is a basic human right that knows no borders.    [SOURCE]

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