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[GSEF2016]: Mutual health services: a system that encourages the construction of healthy communities

South America
SSE Organisation
Social Finance / Impact Measurement
Social Service / Employment

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)


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.