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  REVIEW OF NATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING
   THE CONTRIBUTION OF CO-OPERATIVES TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:
 
  CO-OPERATIVE ENTERPRISE IN THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTORS
      A GLOBAL REVIEW AND PROPOSALS FOR POLICY COORDINATION
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ABBREVIATIONS

The following acronyms of organizations are used in this
publication:

  CECOP   Comite Europeen des Cooperatives de Production et de
          Travail Associe (European Committee of Worker's Co-
          operatives)
  CGM     Consorzio Nazionale della Cooperazione di Solidarieta
          Sociale "Gino Matarelli" (Consorzio Gino Mattarelli)
          (Italy)
  CHCA    Co-operative Home Care Associates (USA)
  CICOPA  International Organization of Industrial, Artisanal
          and Service Producers' Co-operatives
  COOMEVA Cooperativa Medica del Valle y de Profesionales de
          Colombia
  COLACOT Confederaci"n Latinoamericana de Cooperativas y
          Mutuales de Trabajadores
  ICA     International Co-operative Alliance
  ICMIF   International Co-operative and Mutual Insurance
          Federation
  ICOM    Industrial Common Ownership Movement Limited (UK)
  IHCO    International Health Co-operative Organization
  ILO     International Labour Organization
  JCCU    Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union
  HSB     Union of Housing Co-operatives (Sweden)
  HIP     Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (USA)
  KDM     Koperasi Doktor Malaysia Berhad (Malaysian Doctor's
          Co-operative) 
  KOSIHAT Pertubuhan Koperasi Kesihatan Malaysia Berhad
          (Malaysian Co-operative Health Insurance and Service
          Delivery System)
  MCIS    Malaysian Co-operative Insurance Society
  NATCCO  National Confederation of Co-operatives (Philippines)
  NTUC    National Trade Union Council (Singapore)
  PROMEPART    Cooperative de Servicios de Proteccion Medico
               Particular Ltda. (Chile)
  SEWA    Self Employed Women's Association (India)
  SCIAS   Sociedad Cooperativa de Instalaciones Asistenciales
          Sanitarias (Spain) 
  UNESCO  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
          Organization
  UNIMED  Brazilian National Confederation of Health-care Co-
          operatives (Unimed do Brasil)
  UNSC    United Seniors' Health Cooperative (USA)
  WHO     World Health Organization
  WSM     Wereldsolidarieteit (Belgium)