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World Medical Congress rejects Chinese proposal to support Taiwan’s participation in WHO | WHO | WMA | World Medical Association

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[Epoch Times October 16, 2021](The Epoch Times reporter Zhong Yuan reported in Taipei) The World Congress of the World Medical Association (referred to as the World Medical Congress) rejected the proposal of the Chinese Medical Association and adopted “support for Taiwan’s participation as an observer in the World Health Organization and related The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China expresses its sincere gratitude for the amendment to the resolution of the “Mechanism”.

The World Medical Association (WMA) World Congress was held in London, England on the evening of October 15th. The Chinese Medical Association proposed to cancel support for Taiwan’s participation in the WHO and the World Health Assembly. After intense debate, representatives from various countries first voted 99:19. , Vetoed the Chinese proposal.

Subsequently, the World Medical Congress passed the amendment to the resolution proposed by the National Federation of Medical Doctors Association of the Republic of China (referred to as the Taiwan Medical Association) “Support Taiwan to participate in the World Health Organization (WHO) and related mechanisms as an observer” with a high vote of 91:16. .

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Taiwan proposal was first approved by the relevant professional committees and councils of the WMA, and finally sent to the conference for voting. During the process, the Chinese Medical Doctor Association made proposals and speeches in an attempt to interfere with Taiwan’s proposals with political fallacies. Fortunately, most WMA members continued to firmly support Taiwan’s participation in the WHO.

“This positive result represents the professionalism and conscience of global physicians,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized. It also highlights Taiwan’s participation in WHO’s important issues related to global public health. It also demonstrates Taiwan’s high-quality medical expertise and successful democratic epidemic prevention model. It is very encouraging to receive international recognition.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that under the outstanding leadership of the Taiwan Medical Association Chairman Qiu Taiyuan and the unemployed ambassador Wu Yundong for many years, the two medical leaders have worked together to actively promote international medical exchanges and cooperation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses admiration and gratitude for making friends with me.

WMA is organized by professional physicians from 115 countries around the world. It is the world’s largest professional physician organization. It maintains a close cooperative relationship with the Taiwan Medical Association. Over the years, it has consistently supported Taiwan’s participation in the WHO. It passed a Taiwan-Friendly Resolution in 2005. This time, the adoption of the amendment to the resolution supporting the Republic of China’s participation in the WHO is very indicative.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs once again called on the WHO to maintain a professional and neutral stance, based on the purpose of safeguarding the health and well-being of all mankind, reject improper political interference, listen to the voices of all parties including the WMA’s support for Taiwan’s participation in the WHO, and invite Taiwan to participate in the WHA as an observer and participate fully. All WHO meetings, activities and mechanisms.

Editor in charge: Ye Ziwei#

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