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DPP’s Tsai picks Chen Chien-jen

RUNNING MATE:A devout Catholic, the public health researcher cited Pope Francis’ advice that ‘real power is service’ as influencing his decision to accept Tsai’s offer

By Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

Chen played a leadership role in the Department of Health during the SARS outbreak, which killed 73 people and afflicted 346 nationwide.

He later worked to help establish a national infectious disease monitoring system and amend the Communicable Disease Control Act (傳染病防治法) to improve the nation’s epidemic prevention and control capabilities.

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