October 22, 2020

Doctors Without Borders spends $1.4 million on TB hospitals, aid in North Korea

NGO details its spending for the first time since it returned to the country in 2019

In its first international activity report since restarting its operations inside North Korea, Doctors Without Borders said on Sept. 22  that it had helped upgrade the facilities at two tuberculosis (TB) hospitals in North Hamgyong province in 2019, as part of its larger goal of treating TB in the DPRK.

The organization -- also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) -- spent $1.4 million on its DPRK program in 2019, the report stated, most of which went to a large healthcare aid shipment approved by the United Nations as a humanitarian exemption in Sept. 2019.