Premier Chen Jianren (pictured left) and Academia Sinica academician Weng Qihui (pictured right) will participate in a parallel meeting organized by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May this year.
Chen Yuanding attended the meeting in person. After becoming the dean, he is expected to switch to real-time video conference to participate in the meeting, and it is expected to have a "dream talk".
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[Reporter Yang Chengyu/Report from Taipei] The 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) was held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 21st to 30th. The STUF United Fund Inc. will hold a parallel meeting on the sidelines of the WHA on May 21, inviting Executive Director Chen Jianren and former Academia Sinica President Weng Qihui to attend the meeting.
The executive director of the foundation, Lin Yuming, revealed that the "Former Vice President Chen" originally agreed to go to Switzerland in person; but after the "Former Vice President Chen" became the "President Chen", he changed to a video speech and exchanged views with the scholars present.
Chen Jianren is also a scientist and an outstanding epidemiological expert. In addition to being an academician of the Academia Sinica, he is also a member of the World Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; Weng Qihui is an outstanding chemist, specializing in biochemistry, organic and synthetic chemistry. In addition to being an academician of Academia Sinica, he is also an academician of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Inventors, a foreign academician of European Molecular Biology, and an academician of ITRI.
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"World Taiwan Foundation" is a public charity registered in the United States. It promotes corporate social responsibility in accordance with the "UN Global Compact" (UN Global Compact). Promotion, environmental protection and public health fields, etc.
World Taiwan obtained the special consultative status (consultative status) of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2016. It has charitable work in East Africa, South Africa, Syria, Taiwan and other places, and also joined the ranks of aiding Ukraine.
During the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) this month, World Taiwan also co-hosted a parallel meeting with the Asia Pacific Free Women's Association to discuss issues of gender inequality in the digital age.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the SARS epidemic, the World Taiwan Foundation will host "From SARS to COVID-19: Science, Medicine, and Humane Solutions - Commemorating Carlo" on the sidelines of WHA from 16:30 to 19:00 Taiwan time on May 21 Dr. Carlo Urbani and all the front-line fighters against the epidemic", Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary-General of the World Medical Association (WMA) was invited as the moderator, Weng Qihui, Chen Jianren and Wa Ragnar (Vincenzo Varagona) delivered a speech.
Carlo Albany, an Italian physician, was the first physician in the world who died of SARS; Varagner was his biographer.
Weng Qihui will give a speech on the broad-effective COVID-19 vaccine, and Chen Jianren is expected to share Taiwan's successful experience in controlling the epidemic.
Lin Yuming said in an interview that he had actually invited Academician Weng Qihui and former Vice President Chen Jianren to participate in this WHA side event a long time ago. Chen Jianren was the moderator and Weng Qihui was the speaker. Obtain the consent of both.
Originally, the two will have a talk on the same stage in Geneva, Switzerland in May this year, sharing Taiwan's successful experience.
Unexpectedly, "Former Vice President Chen" became "President Chen" at the end of January this year, so he had to give a speech through real-time video and talk with experts and scholars on site.
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