Could it be possible to set up health care co-ops in a third world country, maybe starting with a foundation of small, local dairy co-ops? HealthPartners decided to explore that possibility. A team from HealthPartners went to Uganda to meet with the co-op leaders.
Two doctors and two administrators made that first trip. We met with dozens of rural Ugandan co-op leaders in half a dozen locations, and we concluded that it was worth a try.
This book describes what the staff from HealthPartners has learned and accomplished since that time. There are now working health care co-ops in Uganda. They are serving thousands of people in a dozen villages and rural communities. People are getting care that they wouldn't have gotten without the co-ops.