Professor Kinney Visits Taiwan to Promote 'Human Right to Health'
In December 2008, Professor Eleanor DeArman Kinney and her husband Dr. Charles Clark were guests of the Ministry of Health for the Republic of China in Taiwan. Their host was Dr. Chen-ming Yang, ‘96. Dr. Yang is the Director General for International Health for the Ministry of Health in Taiwan. Professor Kinney and Dr. Clark were also guests of the Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan.
Professor Kinney visited the Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy at the law school at the National University of Taiwan. The IU School of Law – Indianapolis has a collaborative agreement with the Taiwanese law school. Professor Kinney plans to publish an article on realizing the international human right to health through the World Trade Organization in the law school’s new journal, Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy. National University of Taiwan, Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law & Policy web site.
While in Taiwan, Professor Kinney also gave a speech on “The Realization of the Human Right to Health in an Economically Integrated World” at the Institute of Health and Welfare Policy of the National Yang Ming University in Taipei. Photos from the visit: See http://picasaweb.google.com/CMCEKC/Taiwan2008#
Professor Kinney and Dr. Clark visited government agencies, hospitals and universities in Taiwan, where they visited the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Buddhist organization that provides humanitarian relief and other services throughout the world.
Professor Kinney says, “One of the most interesting visits was to the Bureau of National Health Insurance. We learned about Taiwan’s very unique and innovative health insurance program that provides universal and almost free health coverage to the population of Taiwan.”
Photo: Professor Kinney visited the Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy at the law school at the National University of Taiwan.(left to right)
Mr. Chin-Chia Tien( LL.M. Candidate, National Taiwan University College of Law), Ms. Tsung-Ling Lee, Mr. Hsien Wu, Mr. Mark Shope, Professor Chang-fa Lo(Professor of National Taiwan University), Professor Eleanor D. Kinney (IU School of Law – Indianapolis), Professor Tsai-yu Lin(Professor of Soochow University), Professor Pei-kan Yang(Professor of Feng Chia University), Mr. Gaoqiao( LL.M. Candidate, National Taiwan University College of Law), Dr. Chuan-feng Wu(Assistant Research Fellow, Academia Sinica), Wei- hsiang Wang(Foundation of Medical Profeeionals Alliance in Taiwan).