Asia-Pacific Health Cooperatives committed to SDGs

Asia-Pacific Health Cooperatives committed to SDGs

On past October, the Asia-Pacific Health Cooperative Organisation, APHCO, held the 12th General Assembly gathering representatives from Japan, Malaysia, India and Nepal. APHCO member-organisation delegates reviewed the activities carried out since 2017 and discussed the action plan for the period 2019-2021, which will be focused on promoting cooperative activities that improve community health and contribute to health promotion. Beyond to provide affordable and quality healthcare, participants highlighted the importance of supporting local citizens so that they could play active roles in health promotion. Continue reading

Global Forum on Health Promotion

Global Forum on Health Promotion

IHCO President Carlos Zarco gave a presentation at the 9th Global Forum on Health Promotion organised by the Alliance for Health Promotion in partnership with the World Health Organisation. The theme of this year’s event was «A Critical Pathway to Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC)». Representatives of governments, civil society and international organisations gathered to discuss how to put in practice the historical declaration adopted by the UN High-Level Meeting regarding UHC. Continue reading

Lok Swasthya SEWA cooperative joins IHCO

Lok Swasthya SEWA cooperative joins IHCO

«My body is my only asset» is the title of the book that tells the story of Lok Swasthya SEWA, the health cooperative set up in 1990 in Gujarat, India’s westernmost state, that recently joined IHCO. This surprising title expresses in a few words how vital is women’s health and physical wellbeing for them to be able to work, earn a living and feed their families. Continue reading