Taiwan and Somaliland Cooperate on Health Information Management System Project | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and Somaliland have agreed to cooperate on a new health information management system to digitize patient and hospital records in the East African nation.

The Health Information Management Efficiency Improvement Project is a joint initiative of the Somaliland Ministry of Health Development, Taiwan’s ICDF, and University’s Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital. medical center in Kaohsiung, the Somaliland Chronicle reported. The system will initially be implemented in a few health facilities.

At the recent signing ceremony, Taiwan’s Representative to Somaliland Allen Lou (羅震華) said, “Taiwan believes that weapons cannot improve human well-being, but health can.”

“Taiwan will continue to safeguard universal health values ​​and honor our commitments to health cooperation for the benefit of the people.” he said.

Somaliland’s Deputy Minister of Health Development, Lebanon Yusuf Osman, who also spoke at the ceremony, said, “The government of Somaliland is committed to improving the national medical standard. Under this project, bilateral health cooperation will be more comprehensive and productive.

This is the second healthcare-related project and one of many the two countries have been working on together since mutually establishing representative offices in each other’s capitals, according to the Somaliland Chronicle. Taiwan and Somaliland previously launched the Maternal and Child Health Care Improvement Project.