Date: May 24, 2016
Taiwan participates in the World Health Assembly based on the principles of professionalism
and pragmatism and with the goal of contributing to the global health system, said Health Minister Lin Tzou-yien, who is currently heading a delegation to the 69th WHA in Geneva, Switzerland May 23-28.
Taiwan has been invited to attend the annual meeting of WHA, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, as an observer under the name Chinese Taipei every year since 2009.
Delegation members are invited to offer their views on health promotion, health care systems, and the prevention, monitoring and control of contagious diseases. On the sidelines of WHA, Taiwan delegates have held bilateral talks with their counterparts from more than 20 countries and international organizations to exchange views, explore cooperation opportunities and solicit support for Taiwan’s participation in future WHO conferences.
“Taiwan’s participation in WHA helps to ensure global health security and is vital in the fight against the spread of infectious diseases,” Lin said in a commentary published May 23 by The Diplomat, an online international news magazine. [FULL STORY]