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Our research creates innovation for the nation’s health

The Korea National Institute of Health (KNIH), one of the major operating components of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, leads the nation’s medical research. Over the past seven decades, the KNIH has made unwavering efforts to enhance the public’s health and innovate biomedical research.
The KNIH seeks to eradicate diseases and make people healthier. The KNIH establishes a scientific basis and evidence underlying health policy as well as provides national research infrastructures. We also promote public health research. To this end, we make efforts to enrich a health research environment by granting funds to research projects and keeping our resources, data, and facilities more open and accessible to researchers.

Our research enriches the people’s lives.

  • Our research contributes to improving the quality of life.
  • Our research leads medical innovation behind the extended period of healthiness.
  • The life expectancy of Koreans has increased rapidly, while the mortality rate has fallen dramatically.
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