DPR Korea is awarded the Public Health Achievement Award for verification of elimination of measles in the 71st session of the Regional Committee

DPR Korea is awarded the Public Health Achievement Award for verification of elimination of measles in the 71st session of the Regional Committee

The Regional Verification Commission, an independent body of experts, that met in Delhi from 31 July to 2 August, based on an in-depth review of the data and reports provided by the national verification committee of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) , verified that DPR Korea interrupted transmission of indigenous measles for more than three years.

DPR Korea eliminates measles

DPR Korea eliminates measles

In a significant win against childhood killer diseases, DPR Korea has been verified for eliminating measles. This tremendous public health achievement was achieved as the country has interrupted transmission of indigenous measles for more than three years.

WHO and UNICEF support DPR Korea to re-introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in its National Immunization Programme from 15th May 2018

WHO and UNICEF support DPR Korea to re-introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in its National Immunization Programme from 15th May 2018

DPR Korea has been maintaining its polio-free status since 1997 and actively implementing the polio eradication and endgame strategic plan (2013-2018) in alignment with the goal three of the South East Asia Regional Vaccine Action Plan (SEARVAP) and the Global Polio End game Initiative (GPEI). The objective two of the global polio end game plan calls for the strengthened routine immunization services, introduction of at least one dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in the routine immunization schedule.

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United Nations Under-Secretary General’s (for Political Affairs) visit to the Central Tuberculosis preventive Institute (CTPI) and the Institute of the Breast Tumour at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital

Mr. Jeffery Feltman, the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs visited DPRK from 5-8th December 2017. During this visit the Under-secretary general observed humanitarian support provided by the UN agencies based in DPRK . He was accompanied by the UN resident coordinator , WHO representative , the officer in charge of the UNFPA , the Deputy Director General of International Organizations in the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) , technical and national officers of the WHO and UNFPA. On 7th December 2017, the under-secretary general observed two health institutions supported by the WHO . They were (1) Breast Tumour Institute at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, (2) Central TB Preventive Institute (CTPI)

WHO coordinates Gavi HSS evaluation in DPR Korea

WHO coordinates Gavi HSS evaluation in DPR Korea

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 .

WHO supports DPRK’s national efforts of curbing anti-microbial resistance

WHO supports DPRK’s national efforts of curbing anti-microbial resistance

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.



Fact Sheet

Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Fact Sheet 2017

EPI fact sheet of DPR Korea

Fact Sheet- Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Survey on Cessation of Smoking

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Survey on Cessation of Smoking

WHO Representative to DPR Korea

Contact Details

WHO Country Office for DPR Korea
14 Hudong, Munsudong,
Pyongyang, DPR Korea.
Phone: +850-2-3817914
Fax: +850-2-3817916

IEC materials /highlighted articles

Package of essential noncommunicable disease (PEN)

Package of essential noncommunicable disease (PEN) interventions in primary health-care settings in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: a feasibility study


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UN's Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs observed UN supported projects in DPRK including health facilities supported by WHO



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Polio-free certification of the WHO South-East Asia Region

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