Global Fund’s Withdrawal From North Korea Leaves Nation With 1 Year To Find New Donor For TB Medicines, Diagnostics

Science: Major donor nixes effort to combat tuberculosis crisis in North Korea
“…On 30 June, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria [pulled] the plug on its grants to North Korea, which has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. The pullout leaves the isolated nation with about one year to line up a new source of medicines and diagnostics to combat a deepening TB crisis…” (Stone, 6/29).

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