JW LEE Center for Global Medicine, Seoul National University
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The JW LEE Center for Global Medicine (JW LEE CGM) of Seoul National University (SNU) was inaugurated in 2012 with a speech by then UN Secretary-General Ban, Ki-moon in August 2012 to continue the legacy of Dr. Jong-wook Lee, former Director-General of the World Health Organization who dedicated his lifetime work in global health. The Center was established to conduct research and education in the international healthcare sector. It operates with a devotion to the international community in accordance with the motto of the late Dr. Jong-wook Lee (1945-2006),
"Do what you think is right."
JW LEE CGM contributes to the global health sector under South Korea’s international development scheme. The center aims to enhance the health status of vulnerable populations through evidence-based practices in a sustainable manner. It has been contributing continuously to the development of national strategies and policies and has started to transfer the knowledge and experiences to other developing countries.
JW LEE CGM also provides its knowledge and human resources to ensure that projects bring fruitful outcomes, providing evidence-based technical advice and hands-on experience in countries including Vietnam, Nepal, Laos, Mongolia, Cote d’Ivoire, Uzbekistan, and Ethiopia. It also conducts global health research from an integrated multidisciplinary perspective. It has established partnerships with international organizations, government agencies, major universities, and hospitals both within South Korea and around the world to promote research competency and increase performance, supporting global health research on a variety of subjects.