The Federation of Consumer Cooperatives of Russia, Centrosoyuz, staged the International Cooperative Forum between 18 and 22 September with the main aim of raising the profile of the cooperative enterprise model and increasing awareness of its contribution to global socio-economic development. Continue reading
On June 20, 2019 partners of the «Cooperatives for Health» initiative met in Geneva for discussing research findings on the potential of health cooperatives in promoting universal health coverage. Continue reading
Representatives from the International Health Cooperative Organisation took an active part in the different sessions of the 6th Technical Committee of Africa Ministerial Cooperative Conference, held in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 28 May to 1 June. Continue reading
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.