In 2014, thirteen leading cooperatives, federations and organisations from the Philippines joined forces to create Cooperative Health Management Federation. In this interview, Roy S. Miclat, CEO of the Federation for the last three years, explains its structure and goals, as well as the nature of its relationship with the public health system in the country.
On 13 November, IHCO participated in the General Assembly of the Alliance for Health Promotion held in the Graduate Institute of Geneva. IHCO President Carlos Zarco represented health cooperatives at the meeting. He shared with the Alliance’s members what are the advantages of cooperatives in the health sector and why these enterprises contribute to improving the well-being of the population. Continue reading
IHCO held its annual General Assembly in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 20 October. Members approved the report of the President and discussed the action plan for 2019. Continue reading
Over the past years, growing imbalances between the supply and the demand for health services have pressured the national health systems. Increasing health expenditure, the ageing of the population, the long waiting times or the struggle to cope with long-term care due to chronic and degenerative diseases are some of the problems of the health systems. Continue reading
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