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WHO membership: the plight of Taiwan
  1. T Duffy
  1. International relations specialist;

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    I would like to raise a pressing issue relating to the World Health Organization (WHO) which should (I believe) concern the medical profession throughout the UK. The WHO Charter advocates the provision of health to all—as a human right. It is therefore to be regretted that these Charter obligations have not been exercised with respect to Taiwan whose 23 million citizens still cannot benefit from its protection. This democratic country which is a beacon of human rights in Asia, is still excluded from the WHO. It is expected that in 2005 the island will …

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