Latest North Korea sanctions exemptions to boost TB treatment, telemedicine work
Eugene Bell Foundation likely to utilize new Global Fund grant for TB work, while WHO to ship telemedicine equipment
The Eugene Bell Foundation (EBF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are the latest to receive UN sanctions exemptions for humanitarian work in North Korea, according to updates from a UN committee website on Thursday.
With the exemptions, the EBF will continue their work to diagnose and treat tuberculosis (TB) patients in North Korea, while the WHO will be able to import a number of otherwise sanctioned diagnostic equipment to improve telemedicine in the DPRK.
The EBF’s exemption dated January 30 will allow the organization to bring in “supplies necessary to maintain and expand [their
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