Taiwan gets senior position in health group
CNATAIPEI -- A top Taiwanese health official has been named a global vice president of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), a nomination that she said represents Taiwan's “eventual entry into the global village of health promotion.”
August 12, 2013, 11:21 am TWN
It also indicates that Taiwan is playing an ever more important international role, said Chiou Shu-ti, director general of the Health Ministry's Health Promotion Administration.
She will officially become one of the IUHPE's 11 global vice presidents during the organization's triennial conference to be held in Bangkok in late August.
Headquartered in Saint-Denis Cedex, near Paris, the IUHPE is a global independent and professional association of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy, according to its official website.
Chiou, 50, served as chief of Taipei's health department from 2002 to 2003 and is known for her role in helping to contain the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the city in the spring of 2003.
She also chairs the International Health Promoting Hospitals Network under the World Health Organization.