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Rudolf Anschober
Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Assumed office
7 January 2020
Preceded byBrigitte Zarfl
Succeeded byWolfgang Mückstein
Personal details
Born (1960-11-21) 21 November 1960 (age 60)
Wels, Upper Austria, Austria
Political partyThe Greens – The Green Alternative

Rudolf Anschober (born 21 November 1960) is an Austrian politician of the Green Party who served as Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care, and Consumer Protection in the second government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz from January 2020 to April 2021.[1]

Political career

Anschober served as a member of the National Council from 1990 until 1997 and held various positions in state politics.

Throughout his tenure in government, Anschober worked on government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria. By April 2021, he was diagnosed as suffering from high blood pressure, high blood sugar and early-stage tinnitus, which led him to resign from his office, effective 19 April 2021.[2]

Other activities


  1. ^ "Rudolf Anschober, Biografie". (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  2. ^ Laurenz Gehrke (April 13, 2021), Austrian health minister resigns, citing ill health Politico Europe.
  3. ^ Board of Trustees Fonds Gesundes Österreich.
  4. ^ Board of Trustees National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism.