On March 9, the Board of the International Health Cooperative Organisation met at the headquarters of Unimed do Brasil, in Sao Paulo with the participation of the representatives from Brazil, Argentina, Japan and Spain. Continue reading
In 2001, Dr José Carlos Guisado took over the presidency of the International Health Co-operatives Organisation (IHCO). He had already been serving as Vice-President and President of the European region since the December of the previous year. At the assembly held by the organisation on 13 October 2001 in Seoul, Japan’s Shoji Kato, who had been the President since it was first founded, handed over the baton to Dr Guisado.
On March 7, the Board of the International Cooperative Alliance paid tribute in memory of Dr José Carlos Guisado, who passed away last October. During the ceremony, held in Sao Paulo, Alliance President Monique Leroux, emphasised the firm commitment of Dr Guisado, his ability to work, his extraordinary disposition and his enthusiastic contribution for more than 30 years to the growth of the cooperative movement. 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