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South Korea’s Misguided Fight Against Air Pollution

South Korea’s Misguided Fight Against Air Pollution

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A day without a fine dust warning is rapidly becoming a rare occasion in South Korea, as a gray haze of fine particulate matter and smog continues to blanket the Korean Peninsula. Record high levels of air pollution, which easily exceed the World Health Organization’s recommended limits, grab the [...]

S. Korea to Cooperate with WHO to Monitor Zika Outbreak

S. Korea to Cooperate with WHO to Monitor Zika Outbreak

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said Thursday that the government should preemptively deal with the possible outbreak of the Zika virus by strengthening cooperation with international health authorities. “The government should intensify cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and share information with Zika outbreak countries,” Hwang said during a [...]

Korea FDA to Increase Domestic Vaccine Exports by Supporting PQ Qualification

Korea FDA to Increase Domestic Vaccine Exports by Supporting PQ Qualification

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) will support the export of domestic vaccines, by helping Korean drug manufactures to obtain the WHO’s PQ qualification. On January 15, the MFDS announced that it would expand its WHO PQ qualification counseling and consulting for Korean vaccine manufacturers who want to [...]

Expressway Rest Area Samaritans Roll up Sleeves for Malaria Prevention Cause

Expressway Rest Area Samaritans Roll up Sleeves for Malaria Prevention Cause

SEOUL, Korea, April 30, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Commemorating World Malaria Day, which came on April 25th, “Ki-Heung Service Area,” an expressway rest area in the south of Seoul, took an initiative to prevent Malaria for locals and children in Uganda.  “World Share,” an overseas relief agency, teamed up with the rest area to hold a “Mosquito Net [...]

Korea’s Anti-forced Organ Harvesting Petition Numbers Surpass 200,000

Korea’s Anti-forced Organ Harvesting Petition Numbers Surpass 200,000

SEOUL, Korea, Nov 06 (Korea Bizwire) - The number of people who have signed a petition to oppose organ harvesting has surpassed 230,000, the highest level among countries in which similar appeals were circulated. The grassroots campaign is set to transform into a nation-wide movement with 5,000 medical professionals, 80 lawmakers, and more than 100 local and national-level politicians [...]