Content of Workshop: Leonard Peruski, head of laboratory operations at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. John MacArthur, U.S. CDC country director in Thailand, addressed 27 health officials from 14 countries during this workshop on diagnosing enterovirus, one of the most common causes of hand, foot, and mouth disease. The four-day workshop also featured a demonstration of the EV-71 rapid test kit that was developed by Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control. Such workshops offer the opportunity to “showcase Taiwan’s willingness and ability to contribute to all humankind,” said François Chih-Chung Wu, Deputy Minister of Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in his opening remarks.
Key Attendees: MOHW Minister Chen Shih-chung, Taiwan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs François Chih-Chung Wu, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Leonard Peruski, U.S. CDC country director in Thailand Dr. John MacArthur, AIT Director Moy
Number of Participating Countries: 14