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Positioning Co-operatives as Partners in Global Health Agenda: How to go about it in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Anania, Paulo
dc.contributor.author Angolo, Shem Mbandu
dc.contributor.author Sife, Alfred S.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-09T11:28:50Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-09T11:28:50Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation ANANIA*, P., Angolo, S., & Sife, A. (2020). Positioning Co-operatives as Partners in Global Health Agenda: How to go about it in Africa. African Journal of Co-Operative Development and Technology, 5(1), 10-27. Retrieved from https://journals.cuk.ac.ke/index.php/12/article/view/35 en_US
dc.identifier.issn Online ISSN: 2708 - 6534
dc.identifier.issn Print ISSN: 2411 - 6645
dc.identifier.uri https://journals.cuk.ac.ke/index.php/12/article/view/35/31
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/708
dc.description A research article published in The African Journal of Co-operative Development and Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract 10 Positioning Co-operatives as Partners in Global Health Agenda: How to go about it in Africa Paulo ANANIA * Moshi Co-operative University, Moshi, Tanzania Shem Mbandu Angolo The Co-operative University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya Alfred S. Sife Moshi Co-operative University, Moshi, Tanzania Abstract Promoting global health is a trending agenda in global development. Its achievement calls for the involvement of various stakeholders including co- operatives. As socially responsible member-based organizations, co-operatives in Africa are potential partners in promoting global health but there is a need to strategize best approaches for their involvement. This paper shares strategies through which co-operatives can, directly and indirectly, engage in the process. Guided by the theory of social suffering and theory of access, the paper applies an exploratory literature review approach to collect secondary data. Critical analysis of various works of literature have been done where 41 kinds of literature on co- operatives and global health were used based on a developed inclusion and exclusion criteria. A review protocol was used as a tool to guide the review with a focus on: health and demographic trends in Africa, options for co-operative model inclusion in global health, and the local and global cases. Further, consultations with stakeholders in co-operatives were done to collect evidence on local initiatives towards health issues. The findings show that different empirically proven strategies exist for co-operatives to engage directly and indirectly in promoting global health. The strategies include: establishing hospitalization services, providing health insurance, producing and supplying medical and nutritional products, operating mobile clinics, engage in health research and dissemination of health information, coordination of health service access and others. It is concluded that co-operatives can be direct and indirect reliable partners in promoting global health agenda in Africa. The paper calls for awakening the African co-operative movement, policy reforms and stakeholders’ collaboration in mobilizing resources and investments for active inclusion of the co-operative model in global health agenda. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Co-operative University of Kenya en_US
dc.subject Co-operatives en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Global health en_US
dc.subject Trends en_US
dc.subject Strategies en_US
dc.title Positioning Co-operatives as Partners in Global Health Agenda: How to go about it in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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