UN grants sanctions exemptions for shipments of medical supplies to North Korea
WHO to push forward blood bag factory project, while Eugene Bell Foundation continues anti-TB work
Two organizations recently received new humanitarian exemptions to UN sanctions on North Korea, according to updates on a UN committee website Tuesday, allowing the import of medical equipment and other items to address government shortfalls in the medical field.
The World Health Organization (WHO) received two exemptions dated June 1 and 5 for importing equipment related to stemming and treating preventable diseases, including tuberculosis (TB).
Another organization, the Eugene Bell Foundation (EBF), also received an exemption dated June 5 for their ongoing work to diagnose and treat TB patients in North Korea — an exemption covering a year-long period
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