UNDETERRED:Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee said that a delegation would be sent to Geneva to participate in bilateral meetings even if no invitation is received
Date: May 07, 2017
By: Peng Wan-hsin / Staff reporter, with CNA
US Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Friday urged US Secretary of Health and
Human Services Tom Price to help Taiwan join the upcoming session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decisionmaking body of the WHO.
The next session of the WHA is scheduled to run from May 22 to May 31 in Geneva, Switzerland, but Taiwan has yet to receive an invitation from the WHO secretariat.
“Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization threatens the international community’s full access to Taiwan’s high-quality healthcare information. Due to its superb talent, data collection and quarantine and treatment facilities, Taiwan has excellent infectious disease control capabilities,” Ros-Lehtinen, the former chair of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said in a letter to Price. [FULL STORY]