Belize continues to support Taiwan’s participation at the WHO level
The Government of Belize and the Ministry of Health & Wellness have today issued a statement of support to Taiwan as they continue to press for a seat at the WHO table. Belize’s statement of support calls for Taiwan’s participation at the 76th World Health Assembly as an observer. The 152nd Executive Board meeting will be held on January 30, 2023, in a forum where all the member states of Americas will review and discuss agenda items of particular interest to the region. The meeting will address current issues related to public health and will also provide regional member states with an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taiwan is seen as an indispensable partner committed to helping the world and has stood firm in its commitment to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international community to jointly combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to prepare for future health emergencies. Belize continues to support Taiwan’s participation in WHO meetings, activities, and mechanisms in order to make their contributions to the international community more effective. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Taiwan has assisted Belize and many other countries in their response efforts, through the donation of essential medical supplies and equipment, including surgical and N95 masks, protective gowns, and ventilators. As recently as January 11, the governments of Belize and Taiwan signed a cooperation agreement for the соnѕtruсtіоn of the Ѕаn Реdrо Gеnеrаl Ноѕріtаl and Taiwan handed over an additional 5,000 disposable non-surgical isolation gowns and 1,200 units of sanitizers. Belize, therefore, considers Taiwan’s participation as an observer in WHA imperative.