Eugene Bell Foundation granted sanctions exemption for tuberculosis work in North Korea | NK News
June 14, 2024
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Eugene Bell Foundation granted sanctions exemption for tuberculosis work in North Korea

Lab equipment, 50 prefabricated patient wards among sanctioned items set to be shipped

One of the premier international organizations working to treat tuberculosis (TB) in North Korea received approval last week from the UN to ship a range of sanctioned goods into the country, a UN committee website showed in a notice released Thursday.

The Eugene Bell Foundation (EBF) was on August 9 granted the latest in a string of recent humanitarian exemptions to sanctions, to ship “supplies necessary to maintain and expand EBF’s ongoing diagnosis and treatment program for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis in the DPRK.”

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