EVENT: THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF THE GDR (IN GERMAN)

“Socialism is the best prophylaxis!” — What role can the experiences of the DDR play for present-day health policy?

Together with the Helle-Panke e.V.

Toge­ther with the social physi­cian Dr. Hein­rich Niemann and the former head of a poly­cli­nic in Berlin Marzahn, Dr. Wolf­gang Dübel, as well as the doctor Dr. Anita Rausch, who is active in medi­cal trai­ning and further educa­tion, we discus­sed the health care system of the GDR and how these expe­ri­en­ces can influ­ence current poli­ti­cal deba­tes. We looked at the health policy orien­ta­ti­ons of the GDR and how they were reali­sed in prac­tice, along­side the contra­dic­tions and deba­tes that arose in the process.