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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON COOPERATION FOR INFORMATION EXCAHNGE CONCERNING AVIAN INFLUENZA BETWEEN THE DEP ARTMENT OF HEALTH OF THE EXECUTIVE YUAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) AND THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE, REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA
1.Signed on May 21, 2006; Entered into force on May 21, 2006.
This Memorandum of Understanding is entered into by the
Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Republic Of China
(Taiwan), and the Department of State for Health and Social
Welfare, Republic of The Gambia, (hereafter referred to as "the
parties"), for the purposes of furthering cooperation and
collaboration between the parties and fostering information
exchange concerning avian influenza and its related matters.
The two parties agree to cooperate on equal and reciprocal
terms. A more Detailed cooperation program can be arranged
(a)To ensure that there is adequate exchange of information on
avian influenza prevention and control to the benefit of both
(b)To promote the strengths of each party in training and
(a)Information exchange - to develop programs for information
exchange through surveillance and laboratory diagnosis data
reports, workshops and conferences.
(b)Exchange of visits - to facilitate collaborations on avian
influenza control policy, laboratory diagnosis, laboratory
quality control and cases investigation, between specialists
in the related disciplines in their competence, subject to
the laws and regulations in force in the two countries and
subject to financial limitations of each party.
(c)International research programs - to promote research
corporate plans for related projects in both countries, the
objectives being to enhance research capabilities of
scientists, develop international collaborative platforms,
and enable full participation in international avian
(a)Each party shall determine the affordability of the annual
agreement of collaborations.
(b)Each party is responsible for its own expenses for the above
(c)Each party will bear the travel expenses of its staff during
exchange programs and visits.
4.IMPLEMENTATION AND COLLABORATION
(a)This Memorandum of Understanding will be implemented directly
between the Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Republic of
China (Taiwan), and the Department of State for Health and
Social Welfare, Republic of The Gambia. Each party will
designate competent agencies as contact points (Taiwan CDC
and The Gambia CDC are hereby so designated by the parties)
to enhance information-sharing between two parties in the
fight against the threat of avian and pandemic influenza and
other diseases that may constitute a public health emergency
of international concern.
(b)A bilateral meeting will be held to develop and review the
joint research program annually.
The Memorandum of Understanding shall enter into force upon
signature and remain effective till terminated by either party
upon sixty days prior notice in writing to the other party.
This Memorandum of Understanding may be modified by written
agreement between the parties.
Dr. Sheng-Mou Hou Dr. Tamsir Mbowe
Minister, Department of Health Secretary of State, Department
Executive Yuan of State
The Republic of China (Taiwan) for Health and Social Welfare
The Republic of Gambia