Tsai tweets 8th call for Taiwan’s WHA participation

Taipei–President Tsai Ing-wen (???) tweeted a message Sunday — the eighth in nine days — calling the world’s attention to Taiwan’s contributions to and possible exclusion from the global health system.

In her latest tweet, Tsai said Taiwan is working to make the world a healthier place, one life at a time, and shared a YouTube story about a girl from a developing country who had received a liver transplant as a 13-month baby in Taiwan.

Titled “Second Chance,” the video quoted the happy and healthy girl as saying, “My mom told me I was born twice. So now I’m here.”

This is but one one of millions of success stories over the past half century due to Taiwan’s medical assistance, said the video.

Tsai issued the message as the deadline for registering to participate in this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer was approaching.

This year’s WHA, the decision making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), will kick off on May 22 with registration ending on May 8. The Republic of China (or called Chinese Taipei in former WHA meetings) has yet to receive an invitation from the WHO Secretariat.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel