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WHO criticizes Amnesty report into NKorea health

WHO criticizes Amnesty report into NKorea health

The World Health Organization has said an Amnesty International report critical of North Korea's health system is unscientific and outdated.
WHO spokesman Paul Garwood insisted he wasn't criticizing Amnesty's work. But he said Thursday's report was anecdotal, with stories dating back to 2001.
He contrasted that with WHO's science-based approach.
Amnesty's report contradicted the rosier picture given by WHO chief Margaret Chan after her April trip there.
Chan said the communist country provides universal coverage and is the "envy" of developing nations.
Amnesty cited amputations without anesthesia and payments to get care.
Asked Friday what countries are envious of North Korea's health, WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said she couldn't name any.


Updated : 2020-12-05 03:46 GMT+08:00