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U.S.-Supported Sanctions, Global Fund Withdrawal Hampering North Korean Efforts To Prevent, Treat TB

Associated Press: Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic
“…Despite budding detente on the Korean Peninsula since the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sanctions championed by the U.S. and Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ policy continue to generate hesitation and fear of even unintentional violations. And that is keeping lifesaving medicines and supplies from thousands of North Korean tuberculosis patients…” (Talmadge, 7/14).