Thursday, April 16 at 21:00

Group 3.3: Medical care

The medical care is a basic human need, which is not ensured to everyone, even in industrialised countries. The reasons for this are mainly found in the inadequate infrastructure of the health-care system, the insufficient schooling of qualified persons and certain financial interests. But a basic medical supply for all people is a legitimate request that affects the greater good of all mankind. Especially against the background of spreading pandemics like AIDS it seems to be absolutely necessary to fulfil this human right. How can a medical care be ensured? How can medical staff be trained better worldwide? Other points for discussion during group work could be the trade with organs or the intentional monopolisation of knowledge by patenting medications and genes.

The introductory lecture will be held by Dr. Peter Tinnemann