May. 7, 2021

THE USA CALLS ON THE WHO TO INVITE TAIWAN TO THE 74 TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY AS OBSERVER .

The USA secretary of state Anthony Blinken has asked the director-general of the World health organization Dr. G. Tedros to invite
Taiwan to the 74TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY or WHA 74 in an observer status.
Secretary Blinken of the USA believes that excluding Taiwan with a population of about 24 million people, is refusing the contributions of those people in the fight against covid 19 and other global health issues.
The WHO is a specialized global health agency of the United Nations that serves and represents member states. It has a world health assembly that is the policy or decision-making organ, the
the executive committee of persons elected from member states, the staff under the leadership and direction of the director-general.
Secretary Blinken was clear that the USA was acting contrary 5to
to the wishes of the Chinese government and the position of the united nations, of one-China policy that includes Taiwan.

The WHO has addressed that issue in many of the briefings and meetings in which Dr. Ntuba Akwo Thompson was present,
saying that, the staff or the director-general does not decide who sits in the World health assembly or WHA but the member states.
The are groups that have official relations with the WHO
and attend the WHA in an observer capacity why not Taiwan ?.
The WHO says it has worked with the leadership in Taiwan during the COVID 19 Pandemic preparedness and response providing technical and material resources and getting input from the latter.
The ministers of health are those who represent theidr nations at the WHA like H.E Alex Azar and Dr. PRICE did for the Trump
administration and Mathew Burwell for the Obama administration.
Global health diplomacy involves human rights and the rule of law. The problem here is the rules and charter of the united nations and specialized organs that Blinken says all nations should respect.
by
Dr, Ntuba AKWO Thompson, international leader, and communicator. Certified professional and expert in global health USA. Adviser of prime ministers and presidents.