Epidemiol Health.  2015;37:e2015053. 10.4178/epih/e2015053.

A new strategy for tuberculosis control in North Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yshin@hanyang.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Cancer Control and Policy, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.
  • 3Clinical Research Center, Masan National Tuberculosis Hospital, Changwon, Korea.

Abstract

Tuberculosis is one of the most prevalent diseases in North Korea. Despite some positive accomplishments by current aid projects, it is still necessary to investigate the existing aid system. The following are necessary for improvement: sustaining a high degree of expertise, cooperation among various related parties including the international community, mediation to induce this cooperation, a more active role of the South Korean government, and encouragement of North Korea to more actively participate. Achieving these will help solve the issues of current tuberculosis aid projects in North Korea and lead to more successful outcomes.

Keyword

Tuberculosis; Multi-drug resistant; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; International cooperation

MeSH Terms

Democratic People's Republic of Korea*
International Cooperation
Negotiating
Tuberculosis*
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