Global Forum on Health Promotion

IHCO President Carlos Zarco gave a presentation at the 9th Global Forum on Health Promotion organised by the Alliance for Health Promotion in partnership with the World Health Organisation. The theme of this year’s event was «A Critical Pathway to Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC)». Representatives of governments, civil society and international organisations gathered to discuss how to put in practice the historical declaration adopted by the UN High-Level Meeting regarding UHC.

Dr Zarco celebrated the recent statement passed by the UN General Assembly on Universal Health Coverage, setting out the benefits of cooperative enterprises in the health sector. «Cooperatives are an efficient business model that can prove a particularly suitable organisational instrument in translating the recommendations of the UN’s political declaration into concrete actions to improve health coverage for the population», he said.

The video of the forum is available on the WHO website: www.who.int/healthpromotion/en/