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The COPASAH Global Symposium (COPGS) on Citizenship, Governance and Accountability in Health is being organised by Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health (COPASAH). COPASAH is a global community of practitioners who came together in 2011 to learn and share from each other on community led practices around accountability and health governance. In the last few years the Accountability and Governance is being increasingly seen as essential to the fulfilment of the Universal Health Care and Sustainable Development Goal agenda. Members of COPASAH are among the leading practitioners of social accountability and community action in the field of Health and as a group have contributed significantly to the emerging discussions on community-centred and citizen-led processes in the field of health. The COPGS 2019 aims to strengthen the solidarity within the community of practitioners, facilitate conversations between practitioners and other key actors like researchers and development agencies and overall stimulate learning which is driven from practice in the field. (For the note on GS structure, please click here)

The theme of the COPGS 2019 is Leaving No One Behind: Strengthening Community Centred Health Systems for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The Symposium will be organised between 15th and 18th October 2019 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi – India. It will bring together 500 practitioners from diverse social – cultural contexts including COPASAH members from Latin America, Eastern Europe, Sub Saharan African, Eastern and Southern Asia along with researchers, programme managers, donors and policy makers in the field of public health governance. (For the note on GS objectives outcomes, please click here)

The Symposium is being organised by COPASAH in collaboration with several global and Indian partners including the People's Health Movement, Azim Premji University – Bengaluru (India), Accountability Research Centre – American University - Washington DC (USA), Institute of Development Studies – Sussex (UK), Global Health Justice and Governance Programme – Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University New York (USA).