Korea Population, Health and Welfare Association

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The Korea Population, Health and Welfare Association (KoPHWA), a leading non-profit organization founded under the Maternal and Child Health Law, has played a great role for the successful implementation of population and reproductive health programme since 1961.

The vision of KoPHWA is to become a leading agency in the family planning as well as promoting and ensuring a healthy community. Its objectives are to maintain a healthy population through the sustained implementation of reproductive health programmes, to promote family health and welfare, and to improve the quality life of general public by creating a sound and healthy family environment.

In pursuit of these objectives, KoPHWA runs a wide range of information, education, and communication (IEC) programmes to raise the public awareness of population issues and is active in young people’s education and participation. Besides, , KoPHWA delivers the MCH and Family Health services particularly to women and children through 13 branch clinics; it also provides mobile OB-GYN services to increase the access to medial and health information and services of margnalized groups. In addition, KoPHWA’s works of developing and distributing high-quality materials have consistently contributed to creating the family-friendly childbirth and childcare environment as well as promoting good sexual and reproductive health practice.

Address:Beodeunaru-ro 14ga-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 150-040, Republic of Korea

Related countries:Korea, Republic of

Membership status: Full

Region:East and South East Asia and Oceania