Cooperative Health Report 2018 published

Cooperative Health Report 2018 published

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 President attended WHO’s Executive Board

IHCO President attended WHO’s Executive Board

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

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

Health cooperatives included into B20 recommendations to the G20

Health cooperatives included into B20 recommendations to the G20

The B20 Health Initiative, a task force made up by healthcare business representatives from the G20 countries, developed over the last months a set of recommendations and specific policy actions to feed the G20 agenda. IHCO representatives participated in several B20 meetings with the aim of gaining the recognition of cooperative business model in B20 recommendations addressed to the G20 governments. Continue reading