Taiwan first in Asia to enact public health expert certification law

Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung lauds country’s effort to legalize public health expertise

Taiwan News
Dte: 2020/07/04
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan’s coronavirus task force on Saturday (July 4) described “public health” as an indicator of national power, with Taiwan becoming the first country in Asia to enact a law for public health expert certification.

Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) made the remarks at a symposium held by the Taiwan Public Health Association, reported CNA. The long-overdue legislation passed in mid-May, partly due to the pandemic pointing out the importance of the medical profession.

Commenting on the fact it took two decades to implement the legislation, Chen said it would mean experts in the field were recognized. It would also contribute to better preparedness in the event of health emergencies.    [FULL  STORY]

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