Cooperatives are the most attractive setting for doctors to develop their professional career

Cooperatives are the most attractive setting for doctors to develop their professional career

Interview with Espriu Director-General Carlos Zarco, who was elected IHCO President on November 14

At the most recent assembly of the IHCO, you were elected as President. What priorities have you set for your term?
I think my main priority is to try to expand the health cooperatives belonging to the IHCO. There are at present 14 organisations, and I think that despite the economic difficulties faced by some health co-operatives, we should be aiming to have a presence on all five continents.
Meanwhile, in terms of daily operations, we are considering the types of initiative that would be of interest to our members, while aiming to offer added value through our organisation, assisting those activities that are common to all of us. Continue reading

9 in 10 health cooperatives increased their turnover over the last five years

9 in 10 health cooperatives increased their turnover over the last five years

The International Cooperative Alliance and the European Reseach Institute on Cooperatives and Social Economy recently published the sixth edition of the World Cooperative Monitor, a report on the world’s largest cooperative and mutual organisations, the Top 300, and a sectoral analysis, both based on 2015 financial data. Continue reading

Dr Guisado posthumously honoured with the Rochdale Pioneers Award

Dr Guisado posthumously honoured with the Rochdale Pioneers Award

Dr José Carlos Guisado was posthumously honoured with the ‘Rochdale Pioneers Award’, the highest honour in the co-operative movement that the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) bestows with the purpose of recognising an individual or an organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the global co-operative movement. Continue reading