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Milan Expo: a discussion on health care cooperatives

26 October 2015 [ English ] français ]

On 13 October the International Conference On Health Care Cooperatives organized a workshop entitled “Feeding the welfare: coops in health care” in the Milan Expo. The workshop was animated by international speakers of cooperative organizations from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan and Spain & gave the opportunity to present the research “Better Health & Social Care. How are Co-ops & Mutuals Boosting Innovation & Access Worldwide?”.

The event was organized by FederazioneSanità-Confcooperative, Italian Federation representing cooperatives in the heath sector, within the framework of the activities that Confcooperative is organizing for EXPO 2015. ,in order to promote the values and the principles of Italian cooperative organizations, the cooperative enterprise model and its supplies chain, to highlight the role of health care cooperation in the wider debate “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.

“Each year, more than 81 million people worldwide receive health services from 20,000 cooperatives specializing in this sector. It’s like a big country like Germany having the healthcare system organized as a cooperative”, says Joseph Milanese, president of FederazioneSanità - Confcooperative.

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