South Korean health experts propose renewed collaboration on global health governance

The Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) suggested the reestablishment of international health norms to mitigate health inequality.

The president of KOFIH highlighted the importance of health partnerships with various stakeholders such as the private sector, academia, government, and other institutions in improving global health governance. This recommendation builds upon discussions among health experts, which reiterate that the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the growing limitations of existing approaches to global health governance.

The president of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) hopes that Korea will be both a “solution enabler” as well as a “solution provider.” KOICA and KOFIH, two major grant agencies, propose both improving existing collaboration and expanding further collaboration to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

News article – Whosaeng (in Korean)