Dr. Kee B. Park (@keepark) is director of the Korea Health Policy Project at Harvard Medical School. He has worked alongside North Korean doctors during more than 20 visits to North Korea and is a member of the National Committee on North Korea, which facilitates principled engagement between the US and North Korea. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion on CNN.
(CNN)If I learned one thing after performing countless operations alongside surgeons in Pyongyang over the past 15 years, it’s North Koreans do not throw anything away.
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