South Korea’s COVID-19 Response from the District Health Authority Perspective

Event: Health System Response to COVID-19: Lessons from the Republic of Korea

South Korea’s COVID-19 Response from the District Health Authority Perspective

20 April 2020
Author / Speaker: 
Kunhee Park, Sangnoksu District Health Office, Ansan City
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In the Republic of Korea, the district health authority's responsibility in the overall COVID-19 response are: risk communication, health education, surveillance, coordination of testing, contact tracing, self-quarantine management, and local-level resource allocation. The district health authority’s response follows the Korea CDC’s guidelines, which is now at its seventh edition since the beginning of the outbreak.

Public-private collaboration, central-local coordination, and citizen’s participation are COVID-19-related governance issues at the district level.

Geographical Focus: 
Korea, Republic of
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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