Ministry, Geneva hospital pledge to work together

Taipei Times
Date: May 24, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA, GENEVA, Switzerland

The Ministry of Health and Welfare and Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) on Wednesday pledged to cooperate on emergency medical response and regional disaster rescue efforts.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) on disaster and emergency medical collaboration was signed by Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shi-chung (陳時中) and HUG’s Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine Department director Francois Chappuis in Geneva, Switzerland.

Through cooperation with the hospital and organizations worldwide, Taiwan could improve its disaster response capacity and help save lives around the world when disaster strikes, said Chen, who is in Geneva to attend meetings on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly (WHA).

“Health for all, Taiwan can help,” Chen said, quoting his team’s slogan and emphasizing that Taiwan should not be excluded from the international health network.

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