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Commissioner’s Message

Thank you for visiting the website of KDCA. We will spare no effort to protect people’s health and help build a healthier society through evidence-based disease prevention and control policies and health-related research.

KDCA Commissioner Jung Eun Kyeong
The world today is witnessing an ever-increasing range of global health threats including chronic diseases, emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism, and climate change. Accordingly, public expectation is growing of government’s crucial role in tackling these problems with fundamental solutions. With this in mind, KDCA is committed to providing the most trusted level of protection against infectious disease emergencies by taking advantage of a wealth of experience and capability.

Since its creation, KDCA has been leading the nation’s disease research and responding to future environmental changes such as climate change and taking the lead in building database of national-level biomedical science knowledge. In addition, we are making primary contributions to the advancement of the world’s health research through close international cooperation and exchange.

As a central control tower for defense against disease threats, KDCA will continue to make unwavering efforts to make Korea a safer place through stronger public health emergency preparedness and response, chronic and rare disease management and prevention, and public health research.

Thank you.