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.
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
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
After three days of debates and reflection, the cooperatives that attended the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives agreed on a preliminary declaration about their capacity to act in the social, environmental and economic spheres. Continue reading