Ministry of Health and Welfare (South Korea)

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Ministry of Health and Welfare
Republic of Korea

보건복지부
Bogeon Bokji bu
Agency overview
Formed November 4, 1948
Jurisdiction Government of South Korea
Headquarters 13, Doum 4-ro, Sejong 339-012, Korea
Agency executives Chin Young, Minister
Lee Youngchan, Vice Minister of Health and Welfare
Child agencies Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Health Insurance Service
Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service
National Pension Service
Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency
Website Official English Site[1]
Headquarters in Sejong City

The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW previously MW, Korean: 보건복지부) is a branch of the government of South Korea. The headquarters is in Sejong City.[1] Previously the headquarters were on floors 6 through 12 of the Hyundai Building in Jongno District, Seoul, when they were the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs.[2]


Developments[edit]

On December 23, 1994, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (보건사회부) changed their name to Ministry of Health and Welfare. On February 29, 2008, the ministry merged the National Youth Commission, Prime Minister's Office of Korea, the Family Affairs from Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and Centre on Measures for Bipolarization and Livelihood, Ministry of Planning and Budget to become the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs (보건복지가족부).[3]

However, on March 19, 2010, the Ministry was reorganized to become the Ministry of Health and Welfare while transferring their responsibilities of overseeing youth and family affairs to Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. However, the Ministry of Health and Welfare still governs Children's affairs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location." (Archive) Ministry of Health and Welfare. Retrieved on January 1, 2014. "13, Doum 4-ro, Sejong 339-012, Korea"
  2. ^ "Location." (Archive) Ministry of Health and Welfare. Retrieved on January 1, 2014. "Ministry of Health & Welfare Hyundai Building 6~12 F" and "Ministry of Health & Welfare (MW) : 75 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-793, call center 129"
  3. ^ "History of Ministry of Health and Welfare Ministry of Health and Welfare"] Ministry of Health and Welfare, 4 May 2015
  4. ^ "History of Ministry of Health and Welfare Ministry of Health and Welfare"] Ministry of Health and Welfare, 4 May 2015

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