Health Security and North Korea: Film Screening and Discussion
The bleak health realities of North Korea are an understudied part of the larger problem of potential instability on the Korean peninsula. North Korea has an exceptionally high rate of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), an estimated 42% of its population is undernourished, and at least 3 in 10 North Korean citizens are stunted. From a health security standpoint, these are just a few of the health issues that can pose an immediate threat to the surrounding region, especially through the possibility that conflict in North Korea could ignite a mass exodus of North Korean refugees carrying infectious diseases such as MDR-TB into South Korea and China.
On Monday, October 29 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security will host a screening of its new film, The Gathering Health Storm Inside North Korea, followed by a roundtable discussion with regional experts and providers of humanitarian assistance moderated by film co-director J. Stephen Morrison.”
An exclusive preview of The Gathering Health Storm Inside North Korea is available here.
Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS
Kee B. Park
Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar, Harvard Medical School
Sue Mi Terry
Senior Fellow, Korea Chair, CSIS
President, United States Institute of Peace
Washington Office Director, World Food Programme
J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center
Press are welcome to attend.
Please direct any questions to Emily Foecke Munden (EMunden@csis.org).
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.