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
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
Coomeva, a Colombian cooperative enterprise group with close on 250,000 members, is the country’s largest solidarity-based grouping of professionals. The company’s Executive President Alfredo Arana explains the keys to its successful management.
In 2014, thirteen leading cooperatives, federations and organisations from the Philippines joined forces to create Cooperative Health Management Federation. In this interview, Roy S. Miclat, CEO of the Federation for the last three years, explains its structure and goals, as well as the nature of its relationship with the public health system in the country.
On 13 November, IHCO participated in the General Assembly of the Alliance for Health Promotion held in the Graduate Institute of Geneva. IHCO President Carlos Zarco represented health cooperatives at the meeting. He shared with the Alliance’s members what are the advantages of cooperatives in the health sector and why these enterprises contribute to improving the well-being of the population. Continue reading