Cooperative Health Report 2018 published

Over the past years, growing imbalances between the supply and the demand for health services have pressured the national health systems. Increasing health expenditure, the ageing of the population, the long waiting times or the struggle to cope with long-term care due to chronic and degenerative diseases are some of the problems of the health systems.

Counteracting these difficulties, health cooperatives are found in several countries delivering a wide range of services, including insurance coverage, prevention and soft healthcare services, the distribution of pharmaceutical products and the management of healthcare hospitals and other facilities.

The Cooperative Health Report, published by IHCO and EURICSE, unveils what is the contribution of cooperatives to global health and why cooperatives are well-equipped with competitive advantages for the health sector.

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