Taiwan is a global champion of the poor

As Archbishop Desmond Tutu rightly says that disease is one of Africa's major challenges. Cholera, HIV-Aids, malaria and TB continue to kill.

As Archbishop Desmond Tutu rightly says that disease is one of Africa's major challenges. Cholera, HIV-Aids, malaria and TB continue to kill.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is doing sterling work in Africa but developed countries must be urged to do more to help.

Taiwan needs no encouragement. A 30-year exclusion from the WHO has not prevented it from helping developing countries.

A small island of 23 million people, Taiwan is a "global champion" in aid. It is regrettable that its projects are seriously hampered by its WHO exclusion.

Greg Lishman, Bedfordview

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