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     A HOUSE RESOLUTION to commend the Republic of China on Taiwan on its contributions to promote world health,         
    Whereas, good health is essential to every citizen of the world and access to the highest standards of health information and services is necessary to improve public health;

    Whereas, the World Health Organization (WHO) set forth in the first chapter of its charter the objective of attaining the highest possible level of health for all people;

    Whereas, the Republic of China on Taiwan's (“Taiwan”) achievements in the field of health are substantial, including one of the highest life expectance levels in Asia, maternal and infant mortality rates comparable to those of western countries, and the eradication of such infectious diseases as cholera, smallpox, and the plague; moreover, it was the first Asian nation to eradicate polio and provide children with hepatitis B vaccinations;

    Whereas, the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention and its Taiwanese counterpart have enjoyed close collaboration on a wide range of public health issues;

    Whereas, in recent years, Taiwan has expressed a willingness to assist financially and technically in international health activities supported by the WHO; and

    Whereas, direct, unobstructed participation in international health forums and programs is critical to limit the spread of various infectious diseases and achieve world health: Therefore;

            Be it resolved by the Indiana House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives commends the efforts of the Republic of China on Taiwan in support of world health and extends its support for the Republic of China on Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to the governing authority of the World Health Organization and to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, Illinois.


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