Saint Kitts and Nevis Gives Desserts to Taiwan Hospital to Celebrate 38 Years of Ties | Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis Jasmine E. Huggins on Thursday, September 23, donated 138 packs of traditional handmade desserts to the Taipei Veterans General Hospital to express her gratitude to frontline workers and celebrate her country’s 38th birthday. old friendship with Taiwan.
Taiwan was the first country to forge diplomatic relations with the Caribbean Federation when it was established on September 19, 1983. Since then, Taiwan has worked with it in many areas as an “exceptional friend and partner,” according to Huggins.
She noted that the Taipei Veterans General Hospital has made substantial contributions to her country, including additional training for medical and nursing staff, which has saved lives in St. Kitts and Nevis.
In addition to celebrating her independence and her friendship with Taiwan, the envoy said she also wanted to find a way to express her gratitude to the frontline workers and medical staff at the hospital as they are committed to ensure the safety and health of people.
When they heard the idea, two students from Saint Kitts and Nevis immediately volunteered to make traditional desserts to give back to Taiwan. Jamella Fraser, who studied finance in Taiwan and now works as an English teacher, made the desserts. Davina Cranstoun, an architecture student who has been in Taiwan for nine years, said she was happy to contribute. “We even danced while cooking,” she added.
Students from St. Kitts and Nevis prepared desserts to express their gratitude to staff at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital. (Taiwan News, photo by Chang Ya-chun)
“I hope this tangible expression of our gratitude to the citizens of Taiwan will bring a warm smile to their faces and a heart full of joy,” Ambassador Huggins said.
The superintendent of Hsu Hui-Heng (許惠恆) hospital accepted the donation and cited examples of cooperation between the hospital and the Caribbean nation since 2016.
Together with the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF), the hospital has successfully launched a program to strengthen the prevention and control of chronic diseases, especially chronic kidney disease, said Hsu. Taiwan’s ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis discussed other plans with the Caribbean nation’s health department, including on metabolic diseases like hypertension and diabetes, for future phases of the program.
“We hope that cooperation between Taiwan and Saint Kitts and Nevis will deepen the friendship between the two sides and promote the progress and development of medical and public health care,” Hsu added.