As seen from the country overview, the healthcare system of the DPRK is in need of severe improvement. In general it is known that the healthcare situation in Pyongyang, the capital and biggest city of the country is superior to the circumstances outside of the capital city. Therefore we chose the South Pyongan Pediatric Hospital as the main target of our efforts to bring humanitarian relief to this hardly accessible country.
The province is bordered by North P'yongan and Chagang to the north, South Hamgyong and Kangwon to the east and southeast, and North Hwanghaeand P'yongyang to the south. The Yellow Sea and Korea Bay are located to the west.
South Phyongan Province is a mountainous area with a high concentration of coal mines. This hospital is the provincial-level complex institution for tens of thousands of children that amounts almost half of the population from birth to the age of 17. As of now, the lack of investment for maintenance and the harsh flood in 2008 negatively effected this hospital, thus the physical infrastructure of the Hospital (building, water supply and heating systems) are seriously damaged .Due to the lack of the medical equipments, medicines and medical consumables, the quality of the treatment is not satisfactory, which results in high numbers of disabilities amongst the Children.