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HSVG misson P.O. Box 206, Hagatna, GU 96932, USA
(April 14, 2021)Together Guam and Taiwan can make a difference in world healthTaiwanese are suffering from the Hualien train accident. Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero mentioned in her kind letter to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen that Taiwan has relentlessly supported Guam’s COVID-19 response. Beyond sharing best practices, Taiwan’s utmost generosity and kindness during the global pandemic were also emphasized in the letter. A hearing for Resolution No. 53-36, which would provide legislative endorsement of Taiwan's bid for observer status at the World Health Organization’s 2021 annual assembly, highlighted the assistance that Taiwan provided throughout the pandemic. This included the procurement of 200,000 masks among other medical supplies, and help chartering flights to provide Guam residents off-island care during the health crisis. It also draws attention to education provided by Taiwanese physicians prior to the pandemic.The pandemic is obviously not over yet. After receiving lots of help from off-island, Guam is actually able to offer assistance back in the continuing fight against COVID-19 around the world. For example, Guam’s pretty nice vaccine rollout experience.When the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived on December 14 last year, Guam had 25 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Two months later, although only 9.5% of Guam’s population has been fully vaccinated, the hospitalizations dropped to 5 and the island was moving to PCOR3, which allowed most businesses and activities to operate at moderate restrictions.After a considerable percentage of at-risk people got vaccinated, Guam decided to lower the vaccine age to 16 years old on March 22. At that time, the COVID-19 hospitalization has dropped again to only 1 patient at the hospital.Thus, combining Taiwan’s successful response before COVID-19 vaccines became available and Guam’s experience of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, Guam and Taiwan could create a very comprehensive protocol helping many countries that are still being trapped in this public health crisis, for example, Philippines, Japan, Korea and many others in different regions.In addition to the pandemic, COVID-19 also reveals the importance of prevention and control of diabetes, heart disease and lung problems because these underlying health conditions increase people’s risk for severe COVID-19 illness and death. Learning from Taiwan’s experience in community health, Guam can not only improve its prevalence of diabetes and heart disease but also show its neighbors and the world a healthy life-changing model that would be extremely important in the post-pandemic era.The best platform to make all of these happen is the World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, WHO has refused to grant Taiwan an observer status, which Taiwan used to own, at its annual assembly since 2017. Government of Guam can work together with the US Federal Government to support Taiwan to resume the observer status at the May 24 to June 1 World Health Assembly this year. It is absolutely a right thing to do.In our region, Guam should urge WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office in the Philippines to immediately amend its improper approach that refused to contact or interact with Taiwan. As a result, Taiwan was unable to obtain information about the pandemic and related data issued by the office, and also unable to participate in meetings organized by the office. Many countries in the region therefore lost their opportunity to closely learn relevant public health practices from Taiwan. That is obviously a huge mistake the office really has to fix and Guam can urge them to do it right away. http://www.hsvg.org/hot_388518.html Together Guam and Taiwan can make a difference in world health 2021-04-14 2022-04-14
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(Jan. 18, 2016)

We, HSVG mission, noticed from the news that South Korea's JYP Entertainment had TWICE member Tzuyu CHOU, aged 16 only, apologize for holding a flag of Taiwan, where she is originally from, after causing boycotts from China. In the apology video JYP Entertainment released at YouTube, Tzuyu CHOU looked extremely tired and somber. We highly suspect that this case is related to teen abuse, or, more precisely, emotional abuse. We have asked JYP Entertainment to correct its inappropriate supervision on Tzuyu CHOU and provide Tzuyu CHOU with adequate care of mental health immediately.

 

We have also sent messages to Mr. Minister Chin-youb CHUNG of South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare requesting the Ministry monitor if JYP Entertainment takes any improvement action on Tzuyu CHOU case and investigate the health and welfare status of Tzuyu CHOU from 2012 to the present since she started the training with JYP Entertainemnt when she was 13.

 

A message sent to Mr. Minister Been-huang CHIANG of Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare requests the Minitry collaborate with its South Korea's counterpart to ensure JYP Entertainment's improvement actions and take good care of Tzuyu CHOU's emotional needs. In addition, we also remind Taiwan to investigate if Tzuyu CHOU's parents are violating Taiwan's child & teen welfare laws because we learn that she left Taiwan and started JYP Entertainemnt's training in South Korea when she was 13 only.

 

Emotional abuse is the emotional maltreatment of a child/teen, causing severe and adverse effects on child's/teen's emotional development. Examples of emotional abuse include: conveying to a child/teen that they are valued only when they meet the needs of another person; not giving the child/teen opportunities to express their views; interactions beyond a child's/teen's developmental capability. Researches show emotionally abused and neglected teens did express more internalizing features, such as being withdrawn, anxious, depressed, angry, experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms, or sexual concerns than teens who had not maltreated. And they were three times more likely to express suicide ideation than teens at risk of other types of abuse or neglect.