IHCO advocated the contribution by cooperatives to world health and presented them as a tool for achieving the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 at the NGO’s Consultation session held on 23 January at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Continue reading
Last week, IHCO President Carlos Zarco attended to the World Health Organisation’s Executive Board meeting, held in Geneva. His participation is part of the IHCO initiatives aimed at bringing the voice of the health cooperatives into the global health agenda as a reliable business model especially useful for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. Continue reading
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
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 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