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ABMAC Foundation Announces Publication of an Historic Volume Documenting the Creation of a National Health Care System in Taiwan
Date:9/4/2008

Health Care and National Development in Taiwan, 1950-2000, Celebrates

Important Achievements in Sino-American Relations Noted Historian John R. Watt, Ph.D. is Editor of a Comprehensive History of

Post-War Achievement in Health Services in Taiwan ABMAC Foundation Opens a Global Dialogue on a National Health Care System

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NEW YORK, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The ABMAC Foundation, the American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China, today released the first edition of a significant publication documenting the development of a national health care system in Taiwan.

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Health Care and National Development in Taiwan, 1950-2000, by Dr. John R. Watt, editor and historian, advances the case that Taiwan's overall record of health management is worth studying, not just as a record of accomplishment but as an important model for advancement in the entire developing world.

Presented at a conference held at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York, the ABMAC Foundation introduced the historic volume with a seminar "Documenting History ... Advancing an Idea" -- featuring a presentation by the editor and with the participation of a panel of experts in the field of public health. The seminar initiated a global dialogue led by the foundation on the successes of the Taiwanese national health care system.

The publication contains 44 essays written by ABMAC directors, colleagues and medical leaders in Taiwan, along with 175 photographs, many of them of ABMAC volunteers and health care workers. These essays tell the story of how dedicated professionals and leaders contributed to a system of health care serving both individual and broad social interests. It also argues that voluntary service such as that of ABMAC's founders, its presidents, directors and friends, can make a significant impact benefiting international health care.

"In a world still scarred by disease, poverty, war and social neglect," stated Dr. Gerard M. Turino, M.D., president of ABMAC Foundation, "this volume provides a message of hope."

For the first time, the illustrious and under-recognized work of many Chinese and American health care professionals in enabling the construction of a first-rate health care system in post-war Taiwan is broadly told in this new, revealing publication. Dr. Watt spent 20 years assembling written materials and photographs, and obtaining essays describing the work and viewpoints of ABMAC directors and their colleagues in Taiwan. His work is the result of years of research, interviews with those who participated in and led the process and interviews with health and development experts who now look at the application of its success to the global community.

Health Care and National Development in Taiwan, 1950-2000, is published by the ABMAC Foundation through Wing Press of Framingham, Mass. Copies are available through ABMAC's headquarters in New York, NY at telephone 718.543.1877, online via the foundation's web site at http://www.abmac.org or via email at publication@abmac.org.

About the Editor:

Noted historian, academician and author, John R. Watt, Ph.D., experienced the value of the study of international relations while an analyst of Chinese and Indian economic development in 1959-60 for the British Foreign Office. Educated at Oxford, Harvard and Columbia Universities with degrees in history and Asian studies, he has dedicated his career to researching, documenting, interpreting and facilitating an understanding of the economic, social and professional accomplishments of countries within the Asian continent for the western world. A former Executive Director of ABMAC, he was editor of the American Asian Review, Executive Secretary of the Committee on International Relations Studies with the People's Republic of China and resident historian and academic director of the China Program for Primary Source. Together with his wife, Anne, the editor is active in the development of a new health clinic designed to serve thousands of village residents in northwest China.

About ABMAC:

The ABMAC Foundation continues the work of the organization initiated by a group of professional volunteers in 1937 under the name of ABMAC, Inc. (American Bureau for Medical Aid to China, later Advancement in China). A volunteer board of directors, composed of distinguished professionals representing a variety of specialties in academic medicine and related sciences, has been the architect of programs to establish then and continue today this Sino-American partnership and friendship in health care.

ABMAC's objectives in the 21st century remain the same as upon its historic founding in 1937: to promote health care education and to advance the health of Chinese people while fostering cooperation, cultural exchange and friendship between the American and Chinese peoples. (http://www.abmac.org)

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