Monday, April 26, 2010

Top WHO official to visit North Korea

The World Health Organization says its top official will make a rare trip to North Korea next week to tour health facilities and meet with the country's minister of health.

WHO says Margaret Chan will arrive in Pyongyang on Monday and spend two days in the impoverished and isolated Asian nation.

The United Nations estimates about a third of North Korea's 24 million people need food aid.

The last WHO director-general to visit the nuclear-armed nation was Gro Harlem Brundtland in 2001.

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