The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) for Health Insurance Governance and Services on December 3, 2020.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has achieved universal health coverage (UHC) in 12 years, the world’s shortest period. It is also recognized worldwide as the country with an efficient healthcare system that provides low-cost yet high-quality services.
Korea, once lagged far behind European social welfare states in 1960s, has now become a globally recognized country for its healthcare services and social welfare, and its experience has set a great example for partner countries that aim to achieve UHC.
The NHIS, as a WHO CC, will continue to share its accumulated know-how and experience with member states of the Western Pacific Region, and serve a leading role in boosting cooperation such as, carrying out joint studies for the development of health care security in the future.
In addition, the NHIS will provide an opportunity to strengthen the capabilities of WHO member states to overcome COVID-19 and respond to post-COVID era through close collaboration with other WHO CCs.
The NHIS asks for your interest and support to contribute to the realization of UHC for the international society.