[ABC News] Amid international tensions, the battle to treat ‘contagious cancer’ in North Korea

Hein S Seok is a Korean-American documentary filmmaker whose film, Out of Breath, follows a team of international volunteers to North Korea, where they work with local doctors to fight the deadly multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Here, she writes of witnessing the bonds between the visitors and North Koreans to fight what’s been called the isolated country’s “first, second and third most serious health issue”.

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