April 16, 2024

North Korea yet to approve new TB-malaria treatment grant, Global Fund says

"Critically important" that medication order be placed soon, NGO spokesperson tells NK News

North Korean authorities are yet to approve a $41.7 million grant from international financing organization the Global Fund, a spokesperson confirmed to NK News on Thursday, in a delay that comes amid increased concerns about shortages of urgently-needed drugs in the country.

Global Fund, which controversially ended its North Korea operations in 2018, announced last month that its board had approved a major new grant for in-country work and that the project was awaiting government approval.

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