TAIWAN SENDS MEDICAL MISSION TO MARSHALLS

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Annual visits part of 2004 agreement

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (Yokwe, Oct. 4, 2009) - The Republic of China (Taiwan) scheduled its Second 2009 Medical Mobile Mission to the Marshall Islands for the latter half of September.

The Mission is co-sponsored by Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) and Taipei Municipal Wan-Fan Hospital, while working with RMI Ministry of Health as well as the two hospitals of the Marshalls.

Ebeye was the first destination, followed by medical service in the capital atoll of Majuro.

The Mission is scheduled to depart for Taipei on October 3rd, 2009.

Six licensed medical doctors specializing in ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Oral Maxillo-facial Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology and Dermatology along with a pharmacist, 2 nurses, and two staff make up the medical team.

Last May, the first 2009 mobile unit was also mobilized to Kwajalein and Majuro hospitals.

The ROC began the missions in June of 2006. The services are a continuation of the project of medical cooperation between Taiwan and the RMI, signed into agreement in 2004.

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