The Republic of Korea takes quick and decisive action to control the spread of the virus and to mitigate risks to public health.
Soonman Kwon is a professor and former dean of the School of Public Health, Seoul National University. He has held visiting positions at the Harvard School of Public Health, London School of Economics, University of Toronto, Peking University, and the University of Bremen. He was the chief of the Health Sector Group at the Asian Development Bank. He is founding director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health System and Financing and president of the Korean Health Economic Association, and has served as president of Korean Association of Schools of Public Health and Korean Gerontological Society. He holds a PhD in Health Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.