Taiwan plays major role in global health efforts
OVER the last half century, millions of patients all over the world have received medical assistance from Taiwan. Regardless of distance and nationality, Taiwan has been leading, teaching, caring and unceasingly living by the mantra “Leave No One Behind”. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Taiwan has invested more than US$6 billion (RM25.85 billion) since 1996 in medical and humanitarian aid campaigns benefiting millions of people in more than 80 countries.
These include more than 50 programmes aimed at combating diseases such as Ebola, dengue, malaria and Zika in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the South Pacific.
The September 2015 United Nations Summit, in adopting the post-2015 development agenda, addressed the need to expand the Millennium Development Goals by delineating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) via the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In line with the international effort to achieve the SDGs and ensure that people of all ages, especially infants and children,