Devex Examines TB In North Korea 1 Year After Global Fund Cuts, Highlights Calls For Resumption Of Grants
Devex: How is North Korea coping with TB one year after Global Fund grant cuts?
“Advocates working to address the tuberculosis burden in North Korea are calling on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to resume its grants in the country in the next two months to ensure thousands of patients don’t fall out of treatment. The call comes just a few months before the fund’s sixth replenishment conference in October. In less than a year, about 100,000 TB patients in North Korea dependent on Global Fund-financed drugs will be left with no medicines after the remaining buffer stocks run out by June 2020…” (Ravelo, 7/31).