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THE COOPERATIVE

BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE
OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES
PROLOG

Apply technology, modern
business and management
techniques to health care.
An inclusive health
care system

THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Health. Highest possible level of health world-wide . according to World Health Organization (WHO) is a fundamental human right Action of many other social and economic sectors required.

THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Gross inequality in the health status Between urban and rural communities in all nations. .

The promotion and protection of the health of the people is essential to sustained economic and social development and to a better quality of life and world peace.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Economic and social development is of basic importance to the fullest attainment of health for all. .

THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES The people have the right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care. .

.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES The health of the people is the responsibility of the community. A target of the whole world community is the attainment of a level of health that permit a person to lead a socially and economically productive life.

.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Primary health care is the key to attaining development in the spirit of social justice.

. scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology The central function and main focus of social and economic development of the community.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Primary health care is: Essential health care based on practical.

providing promotive. preventive. curative and rehabilitative services .THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Primary health care: 1. Addresses the main health problems in the community. Reflects and evolves from the economic conditions and socio-cultural and religious characteristics of the communities 2.

C-adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation. G-appropriate treatment of common diseases and injuries. B-promotion of food supply and proper nutrition. E-immunization against the major infectious diseases. Includes: Primary health care: A-education concerning prevailing health problems and the methods of preventing and controlling them. H-provision of essential drugs. . communications. F-prevention and control of locally endemic diseases. D-electricity.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES 3. waste management and sanitation.

•nature conservation.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES 4. •communications and other sectors. . •housing. involves Primary health care: All related sectors of community development. •industry. •food. in particular •agriculture. •public works. •education.

Promotes individual self-reliance and participation in the planning. and giving priority to those most in need. through appropriate education 6.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Primary health care: 5. operation and control of primary health care. organization. . Progressive improvement of comprehensive health care for all.

as well as traditional practitioners suitably trained socially and technically to work as a health team.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Primary health care: 7. including physicians. . auxiliaries and community workers as applicable. Relies on: On health workers. midwives. nurses.

. should follow religious guidance and mobilize external and community resources for use rationally and sustainably.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES Communities in formulating policies.

THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES All communities should cooperate in a spirit of partnership and service to ensure primary health care for all people since the attainment of health by people in any one community directly concerns and benefits every other community. .

devoted to the acceleration of social and economic development which primary health care.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES A fuller and better use of the world's resources. is an essential part in achieving health for all .

national.THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES The Business will undertake urgent and effective action [at local. sub-national. . continental and international levels] to develop and implement primary health care throughout the world in a spirit of technical cooperation consistent with a Global Society paradigm.

THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES The Cooperative will urge the world community to support commitment to primary health care and to channel increased technical and financial support in accordance with the spirit of a united world under one God. .

THE COOPERATIVE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES The Golden Rule as interpreted by the Interfaith Movement will serve as the ethical platform for interaction between members and clients of the Business. .