New film highlights Taiwanese medicine in run up to WHA deadline

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-05-06

The foreign ministry is showcasing Taiwan’s medical contributions to the world through a new film called “Second Chance”.

The film’s release on Saturday comes as Taiwan’s wait for an invitation to this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) nears an end.

The WHA is the convening body of the World Health Organization. It will hold its annual meeting in Geneva in late May. Taiwan has attended for the past eight years as an observer. This year, however, there has been no invitation, due to the Chinese government’s boycott of the Tsai Ing-wen administration. In order to attend this year’s WHA, Taiwan must secure a letter of invitation before the registration deadline on Monday.

The short film “Second Chance” is intended to send the message that global health needs Taiwan and that Taiwan needs the World Health Organization. The film tells the true story of a 13-month-old girl who came to Taiwan for a life-saving liver transplant.    [FULL  STORY]

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