Taiwan students petition for nation’s WHA inclusion

The petition marks the latest non-governmental efforts calling for Taiwan’s participation in this year’s WHA…

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/14
By: Wendy Lee ,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Students studying at a number of universities in Kaohsiung

(By Central News Agency)

are launching a petition to lobby the World Health Organization (WHO) to include Taiwan in the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA).

The 70th World Health Assembly that will take place in Geneva between May 22 and May 31 closed its online registration on May 8, but Taiwan has been left behind and failed to receive an official invitation.

Dr. Tim Armstrong, who heads the WHO department of governing bodies, told reporters on May 12 that the organization ”was not in a position” to issue an invitation for Taiwan to attend this year’s WHA meeting, but added that “negotiations are still ongoing,” and “anything is possible.”    [FULL  STORY]

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