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Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health (COPASAH) COPASAH Steering Committee (SC) and the COPASAH Global Secretariat, currently hosted by Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ), New Delhi are organising the Global Symposium on Citizenship, Governance and Accountability in Health from October 15-18, 2019 at New-Delhi (India). COPASAH is co-organising this Symposium in partnership with organisations and networks committed to the health and human rights of the most marginalised.
COPASAH was started in 2011 by a group of practitioners, who had been using Social Accountability approaches to strengthen the linkage between communities and the health system to provide quality and accountable care. It is essentially a learning network with a focus on marginalized communities where practitioners learn from each other and by distilling lessons from practice and a bottom up process. For more details see (
The COPASAH Steering Committee (SC) includes representatives from each of the three geographical regions represented in the convening (Africa, India and Latin America) and a representative from AMHI. The COPASAH SC is composed of the following members:

Abhijit Das
Global Convener - COPASAH (2015) Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ), India

Abhay Shukla
Member (South Asia) Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI), India

Ariel Frisancho Arroyo
Member (Latin America) CMMB, Peru

Renu Khanna
Member (South Asia)
Founder Member, SAHAJ Society for Health Alternatives, Baroda, India

Walter Flores
Member (Latin America) and Global Convener - COPASAH (2012 - 2014)

Mulumba, Moses
Member (East Southern Africa), Founder and Executive Director, The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)

Borjan Pavlovski
(Member, South Eastern Europe), Association for emancipation, solidarity and equality of women – ESE, Macedonia


COPASAH Global Secretariat is currently hosted by Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ), New Delhi. Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ) is a national civil society resource organisation working on policy issues related to social justice perspective oriented governance and accountability primarily in the domains of health justice and gender justice. CHSJ focuses on networking, capacity building, research and evidence based advocacy as primary strategies in its work which is grounded in 10 states on different themes. CHSJ seeks to strengthen governance and accountability in public health and gender justice through technical support, research, and policy advocacy. Community action for Health rights, reproductive and sexual health rights, masculinities and gender form the predominant themes of CHSJ's intervention at present. (For more details visit


E. Premdas Pinto
Symposium Coordinator

Dhananjay Kakade
Chair - Resource Mobilisation

Sana Contractor

Sambit Mohanty
Communication Manager

Surekha Dhaleta
Symposium - Communications Officer

Symposium Secretariat

Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ), New Delhi, India.
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