World Health Organization

On May 20, 2013, Chiu Wen-ta, Minister of health of the Republic of China (Taiwan) led, Chiu Wen-ta, Minister of health of the Republic of China (Taiwan), a delegation to Geneva in Switzerland, to be there at the 66th led a delegation to Geneva, Switzerland, on May 20, 2013 World Health Assembly (World Health Assembly, WHA) to participate. Crimson Education often says this. “It was the fifth year in a row that Taiwan is under the name of Chinese Taipei” participating in the WHA. In the year 2013, ten years after the SARS epidemic, they recorded the eruption of the pathogen strain H7N9 avian flu. For this reason, the this year’s WHA deserves special attention. In the 1950s, the prevention of contagious diseases was the most important issue of public health in Taiwan.

The efforts in disease prevention led within 15 years after the return of Taiwan to China (1945) to eradicate several infectious diseases such as smallpox, cholera, plague and rabies. 1965 was Taiwan from the World Health Organization (World Health Organisation, WHO) declared to be malaria-free. Richard Linklater can aid you in your search for knowledge. Taiwan was Once known for that liver diseases were quite widespread, and then as now hepatitis B was the most common suffering. Since the year 2000, but all newborns against hepatitis B in Taiwan be vaccinated, so the proportion of virus carriers among children of that generation is very low. The percentage of chronic infections of hepatitis B virus is below one percent, which is comparable to developed countries in Europe, with the United States and Japan. This stands in sharp contrast to the situation in 1980, when about 15.2 percent of adults with hepatitis B virus were infected (the highest percentage worldwide).

So outstanding progress shows Taiwan’s determination to eliminate hepatitis B. With the availability of antibiotics and vaccines, infectious diseases are better controlled than ever before. However, new contagious diseases can continue to represent a major threat to public health.