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Our Humanitarian Assistance Department performs a number of core functions: helping partner countries to upgrade public health and medical services, managing our overseas volunteer program, and providing overseas humanitarian and technical assistance.

Each project from the department is designed to fulfill the development needs of partner countries in harmony with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To achieve this we share Taiwan’s own experience of economic development, placing particular emphasis on long-term cooperation through technology transfer, capital investment and capacity building. We also offer short-term humanitarian assistance when needed. Collectively, these operations promote socio-economic development and alleviate poverty in our partner countries.


Public Health and Medicine

Of the eight United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) put forward in 2000, three are related to health, hygiene and medicine. This shows that improving the health care environment and promoting healthy personal development are urgent issues in developing countries. UN announced the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, and put all health-related subjects in Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. To echo these subjects, the TaiwanICDF will cooperate with training institutions in Taiwan and work to meet the needs of our partner countries in accordance with Taiwan’s medical expertise, assisting partners to build capacity through a diverse approach toward health, hygiene and medical projects. These kinds of programs are including Healthcare Personnel Training Program(Terms of program), Health Information Management Efficiency Enhancement Project in Paraguay and Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Renal Failure in Belize, and so forth(Terms of training).

To watch the video made by the TaiwanICDF: TaiwanICDF Public Health and Medicine Projects-Taiwan can help



TaiwanICDF Overseas Volunteers

Since 1996, Taiwanese volunteers have served with the TaiwanICDF Overseas Volunteers service, offering assistance in various countries. These volunteers work with citizens in local communities across various sectors such as agriculture, public health, education, ICT and environmental protection, etc. While the main purpose of the volunteer service is to boost socio-economic development in our partner countries, volunteers equally benefit from their overseas experience and generate friendship and goodwill between Taiwan and its allies. Volunteers usually serve for a period of one year, although short-term recruits are sometimes dispatched to address specific needs as they arise in individual partner countries. Learn more about the TaiwanICDF Overseas Volunteers service here (in English). Further information for Taiwanese nationals seeking volunteering opportunities is available here (in Chinese).


International Humanitarian Assistance

The TaiwanICDF endeavors to provide recovery and reconstruction assistance to partner countries in the aftermath of natural disasters, war or ethnic conflict, aiming to assist survivors in passing through such crises and returning to normal life as safely and quickly as possible.

International humanitarian assistance process includes two phases, emergency relief and post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation. In the emergency relief phase, the majority of domestic NGOs can quickly mobilize supplies, food or non-food items under the government’s leadership. In contrast, the TaiwanICDF’s humanitarian intervention mainly centers on the post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation phase, as the organization does not have on hand emergency materials or equipment. Further, the TaiwanICDF not only establishes partnerships with international NGOs who have long-term experience in the project countries to carry out humanitarian projects, but also dispatches professional technical experts or project-based volunteers to strengthen project execution. Joint implementation through the integration of resources generates a greater and more positive impact.

To watch the video made by the TaiwanICDF: Journey Towards Recovery and Dignity

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Humanitarian Assistance資料列表
No. Project Name Project status
1 Refugees Act and Communicate for Health (REACH): Using Technology to Increase Health Literacy and Health Care Access for Refugees in Turkey Projects under implementation
2 Project for Promotion of Medical Technology for Improvement of Maternal-Neonatal Health in Guatemala Projects under implementation
3 Central Sulawesi Earthquake WASH Support Program (Indonesia) Projects under implementation
4 2019 Healthcare Personnel Training Program Projects under implementation
5 Project for Strengthening Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Prevention and Control System in Nicaragua Projects under implementation
6 Maternal and Infant Health Care Improvement Project in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Phase II) Projects under implementation
7 Sigi-Biromaru Livelihood Support Program(Indonesia) Projects under implementation
8 Integrated Action for Children’s Nutrition Project (Philippines) Projects under implementation
9 Rain water catchment systems for schools and community centers in Jordan Completed projects
10 2018 Healthcare Personnel Training Program Completed projects
11 Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Projects under implementation
12 Improving Community Resilience in the Dry Corridor of Honduras Project Completed projects
13 Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease in St. Kitts and Nevis Projects under implementation
14 2017 Healthcare Personnel Training Program Completed projects
15 Gorkha Food Security and Livelihoods Enhancement Program(Nepal) Completed projects
16 Improvement of Solid Waste Management for Host Communities and Syrian Refugees in Azraq Town Project(Jordan) Completed projects
17 Maternal and Infant Health Care Improvement Project in the Kingdom of Eswatini Completed projects
18 Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Renal Failure in Belize Completed projects
19 Health Information Management Efficiency Enhancement Project in Paraguay Projects under implementation
20 2016 Healthcare Personnel Training Program Completed projects
21 Assisting the Recovery of Nepal Earthquake Affected Health Posts Project (Nepal) Completed projects
22 Gorkha Food Security and Livelihoods Support Program (Nepal) Completed projects
23 Post Tropical Cyclone Pam—Restoration of Water Security throughout Tuvalu Completed projects
24 2015 Healthcare Personnel Training Program Completed projects
25 Well Rehabilitation in Host Communities (Northern Jordan) Completed projects
26 Assisting the Recovery of Typhoon Haiyan-affected Health Centers (Leyte Province, Philippines) Completed projects
27 TaiwanICDF Overseas Volunteers Program Projects under implementation
28 Emergency Cholera Prevention and Response for Vulnerable Households Affected by Hurricane Sandy(Haiti) Completed projects
29 Haiti New Hope Village residents resettlement project- phase 2 Completed projects
30 Medical Project in the Pacific Island Countries (Budget from MOFA) Completed projects
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