Kritische Blicke auf die Coronakrise und ihre Folgen
Kritische Blicke auf die Coronakrise und ihre Folgen

Democratization of the Health Care System

Ways to democratize the global health system

Karl Heinz Roth, Jochi Weil-Goldstein: Weltgesundheitsorganisation als Neuschöpfung, in: MMS Bulletin, ed. medico international switzerland, No. 110 (November 2008).

In this thesis paper, Karl Heinz Roth (Foundation for Social History of the 20th Century) and Jochi Weil-Goldstein (employee of medico international Switzerland 1981-2012) analysed the structural deficiencies of the global health care system as early as 2008. Health is a public good that must be equally accessible to all people. The poor and underprivileged are increasingly excluded from this existential basic right. The authors discuss the chances of a trend reversal and call for a grassroots democratic alternative. In view of current developments, this seems more urgent than ever.

Link to the thesis paper on the page of Medico Mundi Switzerland