AROCSA Conference: PAS joins others to discuss health advocacy in Africa, and share experiences.

PAS collaborated with AROCSA for its 6th international conference. The Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) conference sought to increase the participation of African civil society scholars and practitioners in the production and dissemination of knowledge about the sector, in a manner that reflects global excellence standards and propels the development of the continent. A policy dialogue session held by development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) focused on the experience of CSOs in the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PACFaH@Scale) project in Nigeria. At the session, dRPC shared and discussed findings from a pause and reflection three-month consultation with over 40 health advocacy targets at national and state levels in Nigeria. Findings were validated with the advocacy targets at a validation workshop convened by the Sustainability Centre of the Lagos Business School.

Dr Salma A. Ibrahim, Director Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria while noting the impact of PAS said “Through a series of strategic engagements and partnerships, PAS has contributed to the launch of important policy documents such as the family planning blueprint, FP2030 agenda, the Task shifting, and Task sharing policy and supported the implementation of maternal and child health interventions both at the National and subnational level. The impact of this can be seen in the recent maternal and child health indices”