Mortality in North Korea rises by 40% in seven years

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1272
  1. Joe Lamar
  1. Tokyo

    Famine, floods, and a healthcare system on the brink of collapse have pushed North Korea's death rate up by almost 40% in the past seven years, Gro Harlem Brundtland, director general of the World Health Organization, has said.

    Ms Brundtland, who was speaking on her return from a four day visit to Pyongyang, appealed for aid to rebuild a healthcare system that she said was …

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