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DPH, Georgia State Univ. to Host Top Taiwan Health Officials This Week

August 15, 2014

Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., and other DPH leaders are set to meet this week with senior government officials from the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare to exchange ideas and best practices to best protect the public.

“I am so excited to be a part of this important meeting,” Dr. Fitzgerald said. “No matter where you go, no matter what language you speak, no matter the political conflicts, public health employees have the same mission – prevent disease and injury and promote health and well-being.”

Hosted by Georgia State University, this week’s summit will include Dr. Yeh Ming-kung, director-general of the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Dean Michael Eriksen of GSU’s School of Public Health will host the meeting with a discussion centered on the “Taiwan FDA’s Experience in Risk Management,” according to GSU.

In late May, Fitzgerald and others visited Taiwan for ten days as part of an international exchange program of health leaders made possible by the Duke University Policy and Organizational Management Program.

In Taiwan, Fitzgerald and others visited local and rural communities to observe Taiwanese health systems and customs and speak with officials at the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Health Promotion Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration.

The summit is set for this Thursday.

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