Healthcare now and then: Soviet Georgia to the present

Japaridze compares and contrasts her experience with the three different healthcare models in Soviet Georgia, present day Georgia, and the US.

January 01, 2023 by Peoples Dispatch

Sopiko Japaridze, a trade unionist and health activist from Georgia, has experienced healthcare in both Soviet Georgia and under the current government. She has also spent a significant part of her life in the United States. Japaridze, a member of the Solidarity Network in Georgia and a part of the People’s Health Movement, compares and contrasts her experience with these three different healthcare models.

This is part one of a two part series.