About us


The IHCO is a voluntary association of consumer (user), producer (provider) and multistakeholders health co‐operatives which seek to provide high‐quality, cost‐effective community health care based on freedom of choice, integration of services, and ethical working conditions.

Its objectives, as a Sectoral Organisation of the ICA, are to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange on issues of relevance to its member organizations; to provide information about the nature and role of health co‐operatives to international agencies and bodies, specifically United Nations bodies, to national governments, to the media and to public opinion; to promote the development of health co‐operatives and collaborate with ICA Regional Organisations, ICA Thematic Committees and other ICA Sectoral Organisations.


The statutes of the International Health Cooperative Organisation were adopted at the IHCO General Assembly held in Cancun, Mexico, on November 16, 2011. Click here to download a copy.

Members of the Board