Chronic disease control workshop in Taiwan

Chronic disease doctor
(left) Dr. Francis Morey - Ministry of Health (right) Dr. Alexandrine Martinez - Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital

Two medical officers from Ministry of Health and Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital will attend the “2016 workshop on chronic disease control” in Taiwan.

June 28th, 2016, BELIZE CITY, BELIZE

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is pleased to announce that two medical officers from Ministry of Health and Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital are invited through the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to attend the “2016 Workshop on Chronic Disease Control”, which will take place in Taiwan ICDF in Taipei City, during July 20th– August 2nd, 2016.

The prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in Belize are quite high, which mainly contribute to the development of chronic disease, ex: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, etc.  Also the hypertension and diabetes patients are the high risk group of kidney disease. And the “Renal Failure Prevention Project” between Belize and Taiwan has been implemented from February 10, 2016. The purpose of Renal Failure Prevention Project is to treat the patients at the early stage to prevent the exacerbation and lead to effectively reduce the socio-economic cost of the whole society.

The “2016 Workshop of Chronic Disease Control” aims to share Taiwan’s experience on policy planning, practices, system and framework of chronic disease control (mainly focusing on obesity-related disease), also focuses primarily on policy making issues in order to assist attendants from partner countries in dealing with the chronic disease control. Not only the indoor lectures will be performed, but the attendants will visit government agencies and medical institutions in charge of obesity prevention, chronic disease prevention and chronic disease screening.

To facilitate the mutual cooperation in the health field and enhance the welfare of people between Belize and Taiwan is always the priority concern for both countries. Through this workshop and the mentioned project, both parties deeply believe that the prevention and control system on chronic disease in Belize will be well developed.