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Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health (COPASAH)

PAI supports the Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health (COPASAH), with the goal of improving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) outcomes at the all government levels through the development and implementation of effective, inclusive and coordinated social accountability initiatives.
COPASAH consists of advocates and social accountability practitioners who are committed to ensuring health rights and health equity. This network aims to strengthen its members’ ability to demand accountability from their health systems and provides a platform for its members to exchange resources, experiences and lessons learned; to jointly produce and disseminate conceptual, methodological and real-world best practices that advance the field of accountability for health; and to facilitate networking and capacity exchange among member organizations. COPASAH strives to elevate the needs also elevates the needs of the most at-risk individuals within the health systems and raises awareness of how all citizens can actively participate in improving health and rights in their communities.

COPASAH supports over 1,000 individuals and organizations with the technical assistance and resources needed to encourage a bottom-up approach to social accountability that uniquely centers individual voices and communities.

Global Impact in Action

Since 2020, PAI has worked with civil society partners to advance this goal by ensuring that the COPASAH network is strong and social accountability practices are improved through ongoing technical assistance and capacity strengthening. This includes technical and financial support to ensure that the COPASAH Global Secretariat and Steering Committee can meet the needs of and effectively mobilize its members to mitigate threats to SRHR and capitalize on opportunities that advance access, policy and programs.
COPASAH is organized across six regional hubs — Mesoamerica, South America, West Africa, East and Southern Africa, Europe and South Asia — as well as three cross-cutting thematic hubs under the leadership of a Global Secretariat, currently housed by AHBN in Nigeria.

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