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KOR-18 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine

Director / Head: 
  Professor Yeong Shik Kim
 




Institution:
  Natural Products Research Institute
  Seoul National University
Address:
  599 Gwanangro, Gwanakgu,151-742,
  151-742
 
Town:
  Seoul
Country:
  REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (82-2) 880 2479
Fax:
  (82-2) 765 4768
Date of Designation:
  18/Apr/1988
Last Redesignation:
  28/Mar/2012
Expiry:
  28/Mar/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. Standardization of herbal medicines for the revision of Korean Pharmacopeia - Keep the close relationship with the KFDA - Management of Center for Herbal Medicines 
  2. Bilateral collaboration with other W.H.O. CCs -development of new herbal remediy based on TOM herbal medicines -technology transfer of phytochemcial, non-clinical test methods to member states 
  3. Joint symposium with other collaboration centres including local and international ones. 
  4. Continuous support of the Forum on Harmaonization of Herbal Medicines (FHH) -harmonization of various regulations on quality control for TOM medicines 
  5. Research on Korean ginseng and platycodn roots 
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Subjects:
  1. Traditional medicine 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
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WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.1 - Management and organization of integrated, population-based health-service delivery through public and nonpublic providers and networks improved, reflecting the primary health care strategy, scaling up coverage, equity, quality and safety of personal and population-based health services, and enhancing health outcomes.
  Ower: 10.2 - National capacities for governance and leadership improved through evidence-based policy dialogue, institutional capacity-building for policy analysis and development, strategy-based health system performance assessment, greater transparency and accountability for performance, and more effective intersectoral collaboration.
 
Responsible Officer:
  AHN Sangyoung
Phone:
  +63 2 5289046
Email:
  ahnsa@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  ZHANG Qi
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13698
Email:
  zhangqi@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork