Medicine for the people: How can socialist health care systems of the past and present inform our struggles?
What characterizes the socialist approach to health? We will explore experiences from the German Democratic Republic, the Georgian Soviet Republic, and modern-day Belgium to understand how socialist systems of the past and present have defied economic constraints and transformed health care to serve the needs of the people rather than profit.
- Sopiko Japaridze, labour unionist in Georgia, active in the Solidarity Network and the People’s Health Movement, co-host of Reimagining Soviet Georgia
- Janneke Ronse, chair of Medics for the People, an organisation of the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB-PVDA)
- Matthew Read, researcher at the Internationale Forschungsstelle DDR (IF DDR)
- Moderator: Franziska Kleiner, International People’s Assembly (IPA)