Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwanese charity groups traveled to remote areas of Sri Lanka and Mongolia earlier this month to provide medical services to people there, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which covered part of the costs of the missions.
The Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps provided free treatment for people in the towns of Balangoda and Deniyaya in southern Sri Lanka, on a July 5-13 medical mission, said Ray Mou, director-general of the ministry's Department of NGO International Affairs, at a news briefing Tuesday.
Based in New Taipei, the charity group is known for its visits to remote areas around Taiwan and in other countries to provide medical services.
Meanwhile, the Bliss and Wisdom Cultural Foundation, another organization that provides medical services overseas, sent a mission to Mongolia July 6-July17, Mou said.
During its trip, which included visits to the cities of Bayanhongor and Uliastay, the mission provided clinical services, basic checkups and seminars on health education in an effort to improve local people's health knowledge, Mou added.
(By Elaine Hou)