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North Korea: Amnesty International Reveals Crumbling Health Care

Categories: East Asia, North Korea, South Korea, Citizen Media, Disaster, Health, Humanitarian Response

A bleak picture of North Korea's disastrous health care system has revealed in Amnesty International's new a report “The Crumbling State of Health Care in North Korea” [1] [Ko] disclosing a ‘dire’ situation where amputations are carried without anesthesia and hospitals suffer from a shortage of sterilized needles. English document available for download here [2].