On the afternoon of November 1 (Wednesday) local time (noon of November 1, Taipei time), President Tsai Ing-wen visited Nauti Primary School and Princess Margaret Hospital in Tuvalu as part of her diplomatic mission dubbed "Sustainable Austronesia, Working Together for a Better Future—2017 State Visits to Pacific Allies."
After President Tsai arrived at Nauti Primary School, students welcomed her with a traditional dance performance, and Tuvalu's first children choir—the Nauti Children Choir—sang two songs in Chinese. The first was Little Dream, and the second was Whitecap Waves. The president donated bookbags to the school and helped a student representative wear the bag. The atmosphere was friendly and festive.
Afterward, President Tsai and her delegation proceeded to Princess Margaret Hospital, where she first received a briefing on Taiwan-Tuvalu bilateral healthcare cooperation programs from Dr. Tsai Ming-che (蔡明哲), Dean of the College of Medicine at Taiwan's Chung Shan Medical University. The president then visited a maternal and child caring center to learn how assistance from Taiwan has been used to support a renovation project and fund the purchase of equipment needed for the care of newborn and premature infants. President Tsai also interacted amiably with three premature infants who had been nursed to health under the care of Taiwanese and Tuvalu healthcare professionals.