Kathmandu hosted APHCO meeting

Kathmandu hosted APHCO meeting

Asia-Pacific Health Cooperatives Organization (APHCO) met in Kathmandu, Nepal, on November 13. APHCO President Dr Takaaki Fujiwara gave opening remarks, thanking phect-NEPAL for hosting the meeting and for the generous donation in the wake of the Kumamoto Earthquakes that hit Japan in April 2016. He also expressed his condolences over the sudden loss of IHCO Presidente Dr José Carlos Guisado. All the meeting participants took a moment of silence to remember and honour him. Continue reading

World Cooperative Monitor: figures of the health sector

World Cooperative Monitor: figures of the health sector

The health sector ranking of 2016 World Co-operative Monitor includes user, producer and multistakeholder social and health cooperatives which seek to provide high-quality, cost-effective community health care and social services. Overall, data pertaining to this sector was collected for 158 co-operatives distributed in 18 countries, with a total turnover in 2014 of 36.91 billion US dollars. Continue reading

Passing of Dr José Carlos Guisado, leader of the international health cooperative movement

Passing of Dr José Carlos Guisado, leader of the international health cooperative movement

Dr José Carlos Guisado, President of the International Health Co-operatives Organisation, IHCO, passed away on 14 October in Quebec City, Canada, at the age of 61. The co-operative leader suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday, 12 October, while taking part at the International Summit of Co-operatives being held in the Canadian city. He was hospitalised in a very serious condition, and failed to recover. Continue reading