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The National Health Command Center keeps tracking domestic and international infectious disease outbreaks

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The National Health Command Center was established on January 18, 2005.

 
Taiwan did not have a cross-agency integration mechanism when the SARS outbreak occurred in 2003. After the epidemic, the central government strengthened its collaboration with the private sector through regulatory review, organizational adjustment, and practical operations, in order to maximize the effectiveness of epidemic prevention.

I. Regulatory review: Amending the Communicable Disease Control Act

(I) The act specifies that when it is necessary to coordinate all resources and manpower as a whole, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) may seek approval from the Executive Yuan to establish the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
(II) The commander of the CECC commands, supervises, and coordinates government agencies at each level, state-owned enterprises, and private organizations in performing epidemic prevention work.

II. Organizational adjustment:

The National Health Command Center was established on January 18, 2005, and has a complete disease prevention system.

III. Practical operations:

Taiwan reviewed weaknesses in the epidemic prevention system through the National Plan for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases, Post-SARS Epidemic Prevention System Reconstruction Plan, and Plan to Construct a Bio-protection and SARS and Other Emerging Infectious Disease Prevention Network, and progressively revised disease prevention strategies.

The Central Epidemic Command Center is the command center of the epidemic monitoring network.

  • Created:2020-05-14
  • Last Updated:2020-06-05
  • Data Source:Office of International Cooperation
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