December 06, 2023

North Korea calls on Global Fund to reconsider termination of grants

Vice-minister for health blames U.S. pressure campaign, warns of humanitarian consequences

North Korean vice-minister of Public Health Kim Hyong Hun has urged the Global Fund to reconsider its recent decision to end grants for the treatment of tuberculosis and malaria in the DPRK, state media reported on Tuesday.

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim sent a letter to Peter Sands - the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - on March 10, which was subsequently published by the outlet on Tuesday.