About Us

Who We are

Director’s Message

With the Love of God,
Free Humankind
from Disease and Suffering

Yonsei Institute for Global Health fulfills and spreads the Mission of
Yonsei University Health System within Korea and throughout the world.

Prof. Shinki An, M.D., Ph.D., MDiv.

Director, Yonsei Institute for Global Health

Director, Global Medical Education Development Working Group

Research Professor, Department of Medical Education

College of Medicine, Yonsei University



Welcome to Yonsei Institute for Global Health website. 

With the honorable achievements and efforts, Yonsei University Health System pursues to be the world No.1 leader of medical treatment and patient care. At the same time, our institute will also continuously spread our knowledge and experience to the international society in the field of healthcare and medical service.

In order to fulfill our mission, YIGH commits to accomplish the visions as below.

  1. (Medical Mission) To allow all staffs, alumni, students feel connected as one spiritual community, we continue to operate various medical missionary services to medically less sophisticated regions and countries and train professional medical missionaries.

  2. (Education) To contribute to the mission of YUHS by establishing a superior system that fosters creative and collaborative professionals following the core values of YUHS.

  3. (Unification & Health) To contribute to the unification of the Korean peninsula by practicing research, education, cooperative projects that helps to improve health of North and South Korean citizens.

  4. (Global Development) To guarantee universal health and improve health inequalities throughout the world through international cooperation activities.

Each center fulfills the mission of YIGH by intimately communicating and collaborating and establishing a original Severance system based on their professional knowledge and experience.


  •  42  Countries 
  •  812  People 
  •  32  Education / Training Projects 
  •  26  Social Contribution Projects 
  •  22  ODA Projects 
  •  6  Cooperation Projects 
Bhutan North Korea Bahrain Senegal Madagascar Vietnam Kyrgyz Nepal Saudi Arabia Oman Afghanistan El Salvador Singapore Tanzania Ethiopia Bosnia Chechnya Maldives Honduras Kuwait Romania Bangladesh China India Uzbekistan Mongolia Mozambique Kenya Philippines Ghana Iran Malaysia Cote d'Ivoire Zimbabwe Hong Kong Niheria Pakistan Kazakhstan Bolivia Cambodia Thailand Ukraine
* YIGH International Projects of 2014 ~ 2020

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