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North Korea launches telemedicine network with WHO help

AP/Washington Post, April 27, 2010
North Korea formally launched a medical videoconference network aimed at giving smaller, rural hospitals access to specialists in the capital Pyongyang with the help of the World Health Organization. WHO has been providing cameras, computers, and other equipment to North Korea to help the country connect a main hospital in Pyongyang with medical facilities in 10 provinces. The system is designed to allow doctors to talk to each other to provide additional services to rural patients.