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Chief Medical Officer for England/senior UK governmental medical advisor visits South Korea
Professor Dame Sally Davies the Chief Medical Officer for England and UK Government advisor will visit South Korea between 7-9 September.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England and UK Government advisor, will visit South Korea between 7-9 September, leading a delegation attending the Global Health Security Agenda in Seoul. Beyond these meetings, the focus of her visit will be to promote what the UK is doing to combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and foster closer collaboration between the UK and Korea on areas such as building stronger national and international systems able to respond swiftly to outbreaks like Ebola. As the UK is one of the leading countries of the GHSA AMR Action Package, Dame Sally will also be contributing to furthering work within this forum. During her visit she will: meet the Korean Department for Health’s Assistant Minister for healthcare policy; meet the Director at the Korean Centre for Disease Control and Regulation; and meet the President of the Samsung Medical Centre.
Speaking ahead of the visit, Professor Dame Sally Davies said:
I am excited to visit Korea - this will be an excellent opportunity to meet key people responsible for Public Health and Global Health. In particular, I am looking forward to discussing with colleagues how we can best work together to tackle issues which are central to global health, such as the growing issue of drug-resistant infections. We are also extremely interested in promoting greater transparency of health data and building stronger national and international systems which are able to respond swiftly to outbreaks such as Ebola
Notes to Editors
ROK have contributed 3 teams of 10 health care workers drawn from military and civilian sectors to help in the fight against the Ebola Virus in Sierra Leone. The first team deployed in Dec 2014 and the last returned in March 2015. All of whom were trained in the UK.