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ROC health minister meets US health official at WHA

GENEVA -- Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta (邱文達) met Monday with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, where the two talked about health issues in Taiwan.

Chiu said after their 20-minute private meeting that he and his U.S. counterpart had touched on Taiwan's efforts to combat the recent resurgence of rabies and H7N9 avian flu. He also conveyed his appreciation for the Sebelius' long-term support for Taiwan's participation in the WHA.

Chiou Shu-ti, director-general of the Health Promotion Administration and a member of the Taiwanese delegation, said she briefed Sebelius on campaigns to address obesity during the meeting.

The WHA began May 19 and is set to run until May 24 in the Swiss city.

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