[GSEF2016]: Mutual Health Services: A System that Encourages The Construction of Healthy Communities

Category: 
South America
SSE Organisation
Class: 
Social finance
Sustainable Development

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: Asociación Mutual de Protección Familiar - AMPF (SSE organization)

Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter: Mr. Cristian Omar Panelli (Health Administrative Manager)

Contacts: prensa@odema.org

Summary

This frontline health care network experience was piloted by a social and solidarity economy organization of Argentina. It features the good practices developed by the Asociación Mutual de Protección Familiar de Argentina (Mutual Society for Family Protection of Argentina) in the creation of networks and in their integration into the health care system through the creation and implementation of health care models based on renewed primary health care. The network illustrates how the mutual system, due to its solidarity nature and non-profit structure, turns out to be the most rational, suitable and  safest means to ensure the early provision of health care, thus allowing medical care  to reach the most excluded sectors. Its success is based on sustainability, self-financing, democratic organization and interaction with other organizations.