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North Korean children ravaged by poor nutrition

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:12
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A generation of malnourished North Korean children is at risk of sustaining lifelong physical impairment as disease and years of starvation take their toll, according to international relief workers in North Korea.

    The scale of the impending disaster was revealed in a study conducted by international aid agencies, which details the devastation wrought by more than five years of severe food shortages in North Korea and a near total breakdown in the public health system.

    Almost two thirds of North …

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