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TaiwanICDF Partners with Chia-Yi Christian Hospital to Raise Maternal and Infant Health Care Capacity in Swaziland

TaiwanICDF Partners with Chia-Yi Christian Hospital to Raise Maternal and Infant Health Care Capacity in Swaziland

International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), Chia-Yi Christian Hospital and the government of Swaziland are jointly implementing Maternal and Infant Health Care Improvement Project in order to improve maternal and infant health and the quality of associated healthcare in Swaziland, a partner country of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The agreement on the project has been signed by the representative from the two countries, H.E. Ambassador Thomas Chen and Minister Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, on July 27, 2016.

Swaziland has the world’s highest HIV/AIDS rate, and the health needs and care of infected mothers and children have become serious concerns in the country. Therefore, the Swaziland Ministry of Health has made it a priority in its national health and development policy to improve the situation. To assist the country in implementing the policy, the TaiwanICDF and Chia-Yi Christian Hospital collaborate in the project to improve the quality of medical personnel in Swaziland. The TaiwanICDF will dispatch a project manager to monitor the progress of the project, and Chia-Yi Christian Hospital will provide professional counseling and training for Swazi healthcare personnel.

Throughout the years, the TaiwanICDF has proactively responded to the needs of partner countries to assist in improving their governmental healthcare system. In cooperation with hospitals and medical institutions in Taiwan, the TaiwanICDF has implemented various public health and medical projects with a focus on a number of specialized fields: maternal and infant healthcare; the prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases; the prevention of chronic diseases; and the expansion of health information systems.

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  • Date:2016/8/10