Tsai calls for inclusion of Taiwan in global health system

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/22
By: Elaine Hou, Chen Wei-ting, Wen Kuei-hsiang and Chung Yu-chen 

Taipei, March 22 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday said Beijing has no reason to exclude Taiwan from the global health system, in response to a report suggesting that Taiwan will not be invited to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to China’s obstruction.

Tsai stressed that Taiwan has the ability to contribute to the international health system and that the nation’s health security, which concerns 23 million people, cannot be compromised.

“The fight to participate in the WHA and World Health Organization (WHO) continues,” said the president, who is currently visiting Palau.

The WHA, the decision-making body of the WHO, is scheduled to hold its 71st session from May 20-28 in Geneva.    [FULL  STORY]

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