North Korea Teams up with WHO to Launch Telemedicine Network

With the help of the World Health Organization, North Korea formally launched a medical videoconferencing network that will connect smaller, rural medical facilities with specialists at Kim Man Yu hospital in the capital Pyongyang. WHO is providing cameras, computers and other equipment for the telemedicine network. North Korean health officials and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan recently held a formal inaugural ceremony for the telemedicine system in Pyongyang.


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