Is UN politics getting in the way of best practices?
via Technorati Hot Links.APTaiwanese accuse U.N. health agency of ignoring them; say it could aggravate spread of mystery illness
By William Foreman, Associated Press, 3/30/2003 01:44
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) When a deadly flu-like virus began spreading through Asia earlier this month, a group of Taiwanese doctors sent an e-mail to the World Health Organization asking for help in investigating the mysterious bug.
No one responded. No investigators from the U.N. agency visited. And the requests for assistance continue to go unanswered a policy inspired by China's rivalry with Taiwan, and the island's struggle for recognition by the United Nations.