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Are co-operatives the future of healthcare?

Amidst the covid-19 pandemic which has gripped the world, the health challenges which we faced before are still pervasive: The developed world must meet the challenge of increasing its health expenditure to meet rising healthcare needs of an aging population while low-income countries across the world battle to reduce healthcare inequality and expand coverage.

Within this climate, co-operative healthcare services have been growing and “according to the [International Co-operative Association] and B20 figures, some 100 million households worldwide enjoy access to healthcare thanks to cooperatives” Health co-operatives are healthcare organisation owned democratically by healthcare staff, those receiving care or a mixture of the two.

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