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Hospitals and Health Training for Nepal

“Nepal’s health indicators are embarrassing.” Indira Panta names poverty, malnutrition, ignorance, deep-rooted traditional beliefs, rampant urbanization and deteriorating environmental conditions as negative factors affecting the health of the Nepalese people. “Government efforts alone are not enough to combat the situation,” she says. The Nepal Health Care Co-operative Ltd. (NEHCO) was founded in March 2006 in an attempt to improve the public health of [...]

Valuing the work of care

CADIAI is one of Italy’s most established social services cooperatives. It was founded in Bologna in 1974 by 30 people, 27 of whom were women. The founders had experience in care, whether as informal workers, home carers, in nursing homes or private rest homes or assisting children and the elderly. Their aims were to ensure more stable employment and to protect and [...]

The kinship tradition

In the early 1970s the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern was “really, really racist”, says resident Sol Bellear, of the Bundjalung people, far north New South Wales coast. To receive medical care, “you had to pay two dollars to attend the emergency department. If you were Aboriginal you might sit there for half the day and not be seen.” Hundreds of Aboriginal people were [...]

Co-operatives help Healthcare

A local chemist has a clear picture of a community'’s health needs. In 2004, Brian Frith, the chemist in Charnwood, on Canberra’s northern fringe, compared notes with the organiser of the Neighbourhood Watch group, Roger Nicoll, and with Michael Pilbrow, the chair of his primary school’s Parents and Citizens Committee. All three were concerned that across six northern suburbs, with a high [...]

Robert-Cliche Health Co-operative

The Robert-Cliche Health Co-operative was established in 2008 to address serious concerns in the region of Beauce, Quebec, south of Quebec City: retiring doctors, an aging population, difficulty attracting young doctors to the region, outdated medical equipment, and no new physicians had come to set up practice in the area since 1994. The first branch of the Robert-Cliche Health Co-operative opened in [...]

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