IVI in the Media
IVI in Voice of America story about mosquito-borne diseases in the DMZ
Director General Dr. Jerome Kim was interviewed in a short story about the threat of mosquito-borne diseases in the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) and their impact on the North and South. http://www.voanews.com/media/video/koreas-dmz-si-home-to-mosquitoes-carrying-malaria-and-other-deadly-diseases/3059864.html
In 2006, IVI initiated its North Korea Program with funding from South Korea’s Ministry of Unification, which aims to promote the introduction of new or under-used vaccines in the country's immunization program by improving public health infrastructure and strengthening disease surveillance and laboratory diagnostics. Through the program, IVI, with North Korean and international partners (North Korea’s Ministry of Public Health and Academy of Medical Sciences, Caritas Germany, WHO, etc.) conducted several mass vaccination campaigns against Japanese encephalitis and Haemophilus influenzae type B, immunizing a total of more than 3 million North Korean children.