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若今年再未受邀WHA 衛福部長:不排除到現場抗議 | Taiwan health minister readies protest over WHA deadlock

若今年再未受邀WHA 衛福部長:不排除到現場抗議 | Taiwan health minister readies protest over WHA deadlock

受到中國打壓,台灣恐將3度缺席世界衛生大會(WHA),由於該會即將在5月登場,衛福部長陳時中於4月24日出席立法院社福衛環委員會時表示,目前已準備好演講稿,希望有機會上台發聲,若今年再未收到邀請,不排除到場抗議,與民團僑胞共同表達訴求。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on April 24 that he already prepared his speech regarding Taiwan’s eventual non-participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA). He is also considering handing in a letter of protest in Geneva if Taiwan is not invited to the event for the third year, he added.

台灣已連續2年沒有收到世衛大會的邀請函。對此,日前英、美、歐盟、加拿大等國都表態力挺,支持台灣參與國際組織。陳時中對此表示,這些支持對台灣參與WHA是有助益的,但他也坦言,離拿到邀請函仍有些距離。

Even though countries like the UK, the U.S., the European Union, and Canada have expressed their support for Taiwan’s participation in international organizations, it is still difficult for Taiwan to receive an invitation to participate in the WHA under alleged pressure from Chinese authorities.

陳時中說,為強調台灣對世界公共衛生與醫療的貢獻,自2年前開始,台灣於世衛大會所倡議主軸為「Health for all,Taiwan can help」,希望國際知道台灣在醫療、防疫上的角色與實質貢獻,且能對發展中國家帶來實質幫助,希望世衛知道台灣的重要性。

To highlight Taiwan’s contribution to the world public health and medical care, Taiwan has launched the “Health for all, Taiwan can help” campaign at the World Health Assembly two years ago. “It is hoped that the international community can understand the role that Taiwan plays and the substantial contribution that Taiwan can bring in terms of medical and epidemic prevention. Also, Taiwan wants to help developing countries on this matter,” Chen said.

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