- Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat
Taiwan can make important contribution to world health, why not let it?
Despite the staunch support of diplomatic allies and like-minded nations, Taiwan was again not invited to the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an Observer in 2020, and the slight improvement it saw in its technical participation in WHO falls far short of meeting its practical needs. The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world, exacting a heavy and extensive toll on the health and lives of humankind. Taiwan’s success in confronting the disease is unsurpassed.
The entire world has spared no effort in fighting the disease: to date, more than 100 million confirmed cases have been recorded and nearly three million precious lives have been lost. Since World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) one year ago, calls have continued to come loud and clear from all parts of the world stressing the importance of a united fight against the virus.Continue Reading …Taiwan can make important contribution to world health, why not let it?