World Health Organization Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Government to Launch Inquiry Into Growing Threat of Hepatitis E

Government to Launch Inquiry Into Growing Threat of Hepatitis E

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Amidst the growing threat of hepatitis E from European ham and sausages, South Korean public health authorities have announced plans to launch an inquiry to determine the infection route of the disease in the country. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on Sunday, the inquiry [...]

LG Chem Gets US$12.6 Million from Bill Gates Foundation for Polio Vaccine

LG Chem Gets US$12.6 Million from Bill Gates Foundation for Polio Vaccine

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s top chemical firm, said Wednesday that it has received a US$12.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new polio vaccine. The grant will be used to expand LG Chem’s facility in South Korea and conduct medical trials of its new polio vaccine in overseas countries, LG Chem said in a statement. Since 2014, LG Chem has been developing an inactivated vaccine forpolio, with a second-phase [...]

South Korea Suicide Rate Ranks 4th Despite Slight Improvement, According to WHO

South Korea Suicide Rate Ranks 4th Despite Slight Improvement, According to WHO

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a modest improvement over the past five years, South Korea still remains among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world, a new WHO report has revealed. The South Korean suicide rate is 28.4 per 100,000 individuals, ranking fourth among 183 countries surveyed in the 2017 [...]

MERS in Korea “Large and Complex,” WHO

MERS in Korea “Large and Complex,” WHO

SEOUL/SEJONG, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday South Korea is bracing for a drawn-out battle against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), saying its outbreak is “large and complex.” The warning came amid reports of a rebound in the daily tally of confirmed cases. A dozen new infections were found, raising the [...]

Korean Kids Are More Overweight Than Average OECD Countries

Korean Kids Are More Overweight Than Average OECD Countries

SEOUL, July 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean adults look slimmer than people of other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)member countries, but the child obesity rate in Korea is a cause for concern and turns out being above that of the OECD average. According to an OECD report released on July 14, among the Korean adults [...]

Philippines Typhoon Recovery Gets Boost from SAS Visual Analytics

Philippines Typhoon Recovery Gets Boost from SAS Visual Analytics

CARY, N.C., June 10, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has to know where to focus vital resources. As first responders to any crisis that displaces people, the IOM manages shelters and coordinates operational efforts in places where people gather after natural disasters, such as evacuation centers, camps, schools or private buildings. [...]