UNFPA wins North Korea sanctions exemptions to tackle reproductive emergencies
UN agency set to import ultrasound machines, operating tables, midwifery kits, and other kit into the DPRK
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is expected to move forward with its plan to deliver reproductive health equipment to North Korea after the UN Security Council approved sanctions exemptions on June 10.
The exemptions will allow the UN organization to deliver ultrasound machines, operating tables, midwifery kits, medical tool sterilizer, and other key supplies meant for “life-saving sexual and reproductive health services for women in the DPRK,” according to a letter from the UN Security Council Committee.
“Most of the health facilities [in North Korea] are either lacking optimal reproductive health equipment or the equipment
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