February 26, 2024

North Korean clinics lack medicine and knowhow to treat childhood disease: UN

Extent of humanitarian crisis in DPRK may be unknown without staff on ground, but UNICEF reports vaccine progress

North Korean clinics lack medicine and the knowledge to treat malnutrition and childhood illnesses on a nationwide level, UNICEF stated in its end-of-year humanitarian report, citing North Korean staff and government officials. 

The data offers a rare glimpse into the recent healthcare situation in the country, which one former U.N. official said offers little reason for optimism. 

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