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
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
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
On May 5, FAESS President Ricardo López inaugurated the new facilities at the Unisol Salud cooperative medical centre in Argentinian city Dos de Mayo. More than 300 people participated in the event, in which also were Province Deputy Governor Oscar Herrera Ahwad, Minister of Agro and Production José Luis Garay and Cooperar President Ariel Guarco. Continue reading
Adrian Watts is CEO & Managing Director of the National Health Co-op, the largest health co-operative in Australia. In this interview, he explains how co-operatives can help optimise the provision of basic services, including healthcare.