Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in collaboration with the country office of the World Health Organization (WHO) observed the annual world AIDS day on 4 December 2017. The commemorative event was held at the People’s Palace of Culture at Pyongyang, with the participation of national health professionals, officials from various ministries, social organizations and the WHO country office. A large number of print and electronic media personnel covered the event.
Malaria Day 2017 was observed in Pyongyang, DPR Korea on 13 July 2017.
The commemorative event was held at 15:00 in the People’s Palace of Culture and attended by representatives from the Ministry of Public Health, UN agencies, diplomatic missions, International Organizations, media and malaria related health workers and volunteers.
In 2005, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance provided a funding stream to address bottlenecks in immunization service delivery, found within the wider integrated maternal and child health service delivery platform, for health systems in multiple countries.
In 2007, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) became one of the earliest recipients of the Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS) support through its UN partners WHO and UNICEF. In 2014, DPRK secured the second phase of the Gavi HSS support .
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has consistently supported global efforts to address the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). DPRK played an active role in the Jaipur Declaration in 2011 where health ministers in the WHO’s South East Asia Region (SEAR) endorsed plans for effective AMR management in the region. Subsequently, DPRK identified AMR as a public health priority for action. In alignment with the 68th world health assembly resolution on the Global Action Plan (GAP) for antimicrobial resistance, DPRK committed to drafting a national action plan on AMR management.
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WHO Representative to DPR Korea
WHO Country Office for DPR Korea
14 Hudong, Munsudong,
Pyongyang, DPR Korea.
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UN's Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs observed UN supported projects in DPRK including health facilities supported by WHO
Video courtesy: Ministry of Public Health and KCNA