Articles on Health in North Korea, Including: Pak Nam-GI, Pak Hon-Yong, Cho Man-Sik, Ko Young-Hee, Paek Nam-Sun, Kim Yong-Sun, Ri Je-Gang, Health Care

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Hephaestus Books, Sep 29, 2011 - History - 22 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book contains chapters focused on Health in North Korea, Death in North Korea, People executed by North Korea, People executed for treason against North Korea, Disease-related deaths in North Korea, Cancer deaths in North Korea, Deaths by firearm in North Korea, Accidental deaths in North Korea, and Road accident deaths in North Korea. More info: Dentists in a North Korean hospital. Health Care in North Korea includes a national medical service and health insurance system. North Korea's government claims to provide universal health care for all citizens; however sources claim that in reality health services only exist for those can pay for them. There are conflicting reports about the quality of the health care system in North Korea. In April 2010 the World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan visited the nation, and claimed that its health system was the "envy of the developing world," and that there were sufficient numbers of doctors and nurses. However critics argue that UN agencies such as the WHO are disinclined to criticize North Korea in case their future work there is put at risk. A report from Amnesty International reached a very different conclusion to that of Chan. The report is based on interviews with North Korean citizens who have left the country, and foreign health care workers who have worked in the country. Amongst its findings were that the North Korean health system is vastly under funded by the government; that many health facilities are dilapidated, and without a reliable supply of running water and electricity; and that doctors lack the medical supplies they require, meaning for example that many operations have to take place without anesthesia.

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