Taiwan stages APEC conference on medical information sharing

An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference on medical information sharing wrapped up Aug. 9 in Taipei City, spotlighting the government’s success in advancing APEC health and well-being ini...

The Lancet publishes protest letter against labeling Taiwan as province of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, published a formal protest letter against the designation of Taiwan as a province of China by Minister of Health and We...

Taiwan Health Minister has 71 bilateral meetings during WHA in Geneva

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite Taiwan’s lack of an invitation for the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to pressure from China, the island’s health and welfare minister, Chen Shih-chun...

Taiwan and Switzerland ink agreement on disaster rescue collaboration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) on Wednesday (May 22) that will f...

US Health Secretary tweets support for Taiwan's participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar reiterated the U.S. support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA) via a Twitter post on...

Allies' proposal to grant Taiwan observer status dropped from WHA agenda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although 14 of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies had made a proposal supporting the island nation’s participation in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annua...

More countries call for Taiwan to join the World Health Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three more countries have joined the call for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (May 17)...

Taiwan's Health Minister departs for WHA in Geneva despite Beijing's obstruction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking on Friday (May 17) morning ahead of his departure for Geneva, Switzerland without an official invitation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) which will open next w...

Japanese legislators pass resolution supporting Taiwan's participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese legislators from a Taiwan caucus in Japan’s National Diet passed a resolution on Wednesday (May 15) in support of Taiwan’s participation in the upcomi...

55 members of Czech parliament sign letter backing Taiwan's presence at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday (May 10), 55 members of the Czech Republic's parliament signed a letter asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow Taiwan to participate as an observer a...

Petition backing Taiwan's WHA participation gets support in Japan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- More than 5,000 people from the Taiwanese community in Japan and Japan's own medical, political and business sectors have expressed support for Taiwan's participation in the an...

Japan for the first time openly supports Taiwan’s WHA bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time, Japan’s Foreign Minister, Taro Kono, openly supported Taiwan’s bid to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva later this month. ...

Former US Health Secretary in Taipei, calls for Taiwan's participation in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Today in Taipei, a joint health conference hosted by Taiwan, the United States, and Japan took place, with leaders calling for Taiwan’s increased participation in Wo...

Taiwan Health Minister to leave for WHA on May 17 even without invitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Wednesday (April 24) he would leave for the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva on May 17 even if Taiwan still had...

17 injured by magnitude 6.1 earthquake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 people have been reported as suffering significant injuries in greater Taipei and Hualien after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien Cou...