Who We Are

Our Vision

“Innovations for sustainable universal health coverage”

Our Mission

To research and foster innovative solutions and translate them into policies and actions to achieve sustainable universal health coverage.

Director's Message

Supporting sustainable health systems in a rapidly changing environment

Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage by 2030 will require strong evidence about systems innovations and sharing of lessons learned across countries. The WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre – WKC) supports generating new research, building the evidence base, and increasing capacity to advance sustainable universal health coverage. Located in Kobe, Japan, the Centre has a unique role in bringing together initiatives from local to global level.

What We Do

The WKC has three main themes of research. Discover more about the specific programs under each theme.