The Robert Koch Institute –The Public Health Institute for Germany
Report of the project group RKI 2010
Translation of “Das Robert Koch-Institut - das Public Health Institut für Deutschland. RKI 2010”, Herausgeber Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, 2008. Translation: Robert Koch Institute, 23.3.2009
In recent years, health risks in Germany have changed radically and concepts for health care and for combating disease must therefore be appropriately modified. A competent and functional Federal Institute for Public Health must be available to implement a responsible and efficient health care policy.
The Robert Koch Institute is ready to accept the new challenges to protect the health of the population. The RKI does not have the power to meet this voluntary commitment with the resources presently available. Providing the necessary help and support must be the aim of the combined efforts of responsible administrators and politicians. Only through a significant expansion will the institute be in a position to meet the health-political demands made in the coalition contract. The future begins with responsibility!