Taiwan inks an MoU on disaster management and medical capacity building in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean ally on April 13, 2021. The ally highlights how “Taiwan Can Help” realize the World Health Organization’s goal of Health for All and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
Under the MOU, Taiwan will share its experiences in employing disaster prevention technology and boosting medical capacity. Experts from Taiwan will help St. Vincent and the Grenadines evaluate its national disaster preparedness, strengthening, and monitoring facilities in the country.
Staged by Taiwan International Health Action at MOFA headquarters in Taipei City, the signing ceremony was hosted by MOFA Secretary-General Lily L. W. Hsu and Deputy Health Minister Shih Chung-liang. Signatories included Timothy T. Y. Hsiang, secretary-general of Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund; Wu Kuang-chong, president of National Applied Research Laboratories; and Chen Hongey, director of National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, with St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador Andrea Bowman serving as a witness.
During her address, Hsu shared Taiwan’s willingness to share its expertise in public health and disaster management with the Caribbean ally.
TaiwanIHA, a task force established by the MOFA and MOHW in 2006, cooperates with international organizations in providing humanitarian aid to developing countries while in improving the quality of public health and medical care.