Cooperatives for a decent work

Cooperatives for a decent work

We are celebrating the International Day of Cooperatives 2019 with the slogan Cooperatives for decent work. As healthcare is a labour-intensive sector, health cooperatives have an essential role generating employment on fair terms for healthcare professionals and allowing them to perform their profession in working and economic conditions that ensure their freedom of professional judgment.

IHCO President Carlos Zarco highlighted that «health cooperatives allow doctors to practise their profession freely and ensure dignified working conditions for health professionals.»

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Cooperatives in Social Development: Towards Universal Healthcare

Cooperatives in Social Development: Towards Universal Healthcare

From 21 to 23 May, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNDESA, organised the workshop entitled «Cooperatives in Social Development: Towards Universal Healthcare», aimed at analysing the challenges of cooperatives in the healthcare sector and the role they can play as a tool for development in low- and middle-income countries. IHCO participated in the meeting providing the experience of its members and explaining the benefits and the opportunities that cooperatives have in the health domain. Continue reading

IHCO shares its message at the United Nations

IHCO shares its message at the United Nations

Nairobi hosted the Expert Group Meeting on «Harnessing the power of cooperatives to achieve sustainable development for all: successes, challenges, the road ahead», organised by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. IHCO participated in the meeting and shared its view on the role that cooperatives play to achieve universal health coverage. Continue reading