The role of cooperatives in health provision is given special attention at the United Nations, as the Secretary-General submitted the report «Cooperatives in social development» to the 74th session of the General Assembly.
«My body is my only asset» is the title of the book that tells the story of Lok Swasthya SEWA, the health cooperative set up in 1990 in Gujarat, India’s westernmost state, that recently joined IHCO. This surprising title expresses in a few words how vital is women’s health and physical wellbeing for them to be able to work, earn a living and feed their families. Continue reading
On Wednesday 15 October, during the ICA International Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda, the parallel session hosted by CICOPA and IHCO looked at how health, industrial and services cooperatives can be key actors in reducing inequalities. Continue reading
On Sunday, 13 October IHCO held the General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda. At the gathering, the leaders of health cooperatives from the different countries shared their experiences and perspectives as to cooperative healthcare and the challenges for the future. Continue reading
The Federation of Consumer Cooperatives of Russia, Centrosoyuz, staged the International Cooperative Forum between 18 and 22 September with the main aim of raising the profile of the cooperative enterprise model and increasing awareness of its contribution to global socio-economic development. Continue reading
On June 20, 2019 partners of the «Cooperatives for Health» initiative met in Geneva for discussing research findings on the potential of health cooperatives in promoting universal health coverage. Continue reading