1.Signed on December 1, 2004;
Entered into force on December 1, 2004.
AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION IN HEALTH BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HE-
ALTH, EXECUTIVE YUAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) AND THE MINIST-
RY OF HEALTH, REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
The Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Republic of China (Ta-
iwan), and the Ministry of Health, Republic of the Marshall Isl-
ands, hereinafter referred to as "the Parties", desiring to imp-
rove the health of the peoples of Taiwan and the Marshall Islan-
ds, to promote mutual understanding and friendly relations, and
to cooperate on medical services.
Have agreed as follows:
The Scope of this Agreement:
1.For the purpose of this Agreement:
(a) "Republic of China (Taiwan)" refers to (under its jurisdict-
ion) the territory in respect of which the Department of He-
alth, Executive Yuan, has responsibility through the releva-
(b) "Republic of the Marshall Islands" refers to the territory
in respect of which the Ministry of Health and Enviroment
has responsibility through the relevant authorities.
The Responsibilities of the Parties:
1.The Parties may designate a representative agency to administ-
er this Agreement. For the Department of Health, Executive Yu-
an, Republic of China (Taiwan), the representative agency is
the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Republic of
the Marshall Islands; and for the Ministry of Health , Republ-
ic of the Marshall Islands, the representative agency is the
Embassy of Republic of the Marshall Islands to the Republic of
2.The Parties and/or representative agencies may:
i.Hold at least one meeting per year in Taiwan or the Marshall
Islands for the planning of measures designed to improve he-
alth services and the training of medical staff.
ii.Promote and facilitate the exchange of experiences pertain-
ing to health, including the areas such as communicable di-
seases (e.g., tuberculosis, dengue fever, HIV/AIDS).and non
-communicable diseases (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular dis-
eases, cerebrovascular diseases, gout, hypertension ); beh-
avioral risk factors (e.g., obesity, insufficient physical
activity, poor diet, and substance abuse, especially alcoh-
ol, betel nuts and cigarettes); and environment-related and
genetic risk factors (e.g., hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia,
iii.Promote and facilitate the development of direct contact
between or among academic institutions, governmental and
non-governmental organizations, and appeal to local gover-
nmental bodies, tribal authorities and traditional leaders
to support these endeavors.
iv.Promote and assist the participation of the Parties in int-
ernational governmental and non-governmental organizations.
v.Promote medical services and personnel exchanges, including
staff training in the area of medicine and health technology
vi.Promote health issues and unique diseases inherent to the
Austronesian peoples residing in the Pacific region.
vii.Promote medical services to schools, children and the tra-
ining for dental health staff to improve overall oral hea-
Application of this Agreement:
1.The arrangement of funding for any exchanges facilitated under
this Agreement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
2.This Agreement shall enter into force from the date of its si-
gnature by the Parties (or upon the accomplishment of the leg-
al procedures of the Parties).
3.Either Party may request consultations concerning this Agreem-
ent by written notice.
4.Either Party may suspend the application of this Agreement and
shall notify the other Party of its decision in writing as so-
on as possible. The notice shall contain reason(s) for suspen-
5.Either Party may terminate this Agreement by giving three mon-
ths' written notice in advance to the other party.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized by th-
eir respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.
Done at Taipei, on the first day of December 2004 in duplicate
in the English language.
For the Department of Health, For the Ministry of Health,
Executive Yuan, Republic of the Marshall
Republic of China (Taiwan) Islands
Chienjen Chen Alvin A. Jacklick