December 06, 2023

North Korea could face major tuberculosis medication shortage, NGO warns

Eugene Bell Foundation calls on South Korean civil society to provide funds, "shoulder the responsibility"

North Korea could face a shortage of medication needed to treat drug-susceptible tuberculosis (TB), the Eugene Bell Foundation NGO warned on Thursday, urging South Koreans to play a more active role in providing humanitarian aid to the DPRK.

The shortage, the group said, was tied to international financing organization the Global Fund's February 2018 decision to withdraw from DPRK operations.