Global Health in the Wake of Covid-19: Understanding Taiwan’s Bid for Meaningful Participation in the WHA

Wednesday 8 May 2024 / 10:00 - 11:00 / Zoom

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The Covid-19 pandemic brought Taiwan’s exclusion from international organizations to the forefront of debate as global health became a tangible concept for people across the world. Throughout the pandemic, Taiwan gained an international reputation for its successful handling of Covid-19, but its exclusion from the World Health Assembly (WHA) and World Health Organization (WHO) simultaneously highlighted its absence in matters of global health governance and cooperation. Join us at ISDP’s Stockholm Taiwan Center for a discussion about global health governance in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges that are associated with Taiwan’s lack of participation in the World Health Organization between Nordic and Taiwanese participants ahead of the 77th  World Health Assembly (WHA).

Introductory remarks

  • Dr. Niklas Swanström, Executive Director at ISDP
  • Dr. Klement Ruey-sheng Gu, Representative of Taipei Mission in Sweden

Forum speakers

  • Dr. Yu-Chung Shen, Professor at the Department of Political Science at Tunghai University (Taichung City, Taiwan) and the chairman of Association for Asian Political Economy and Peace
  • Kerstin Lundgren, Member of the Swedish Parliament (Center Party)
  • Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance), Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China