Working together to advocate for
newborn, child, adolescent, women’s
and maternal health
South African Civil Society for Women's Adolescents' and Children's Health SACSoWACH

Who we are

The main purpose of the South African Civil Society for Women's Adolescent's and Children's Health - SACSoWACH Coalition - is advocacy for the health of newborns, children, adolescents, women and mothers.
In this respect to increase public and relevant sector’s awareness, raise the profile and political attention, influence relevant policies, legal, political and social changes and hold government, health providers and others to account for the commitments made to women, adolescents and children.
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  • Coordinating across sectors to mobilize towards the adolescent and maternal health agenda
  • Having a united voice on messages for the agenda
  • Taking the agenda to leadership in South Africa
  • Focusing attention on evidence based prevention strategies
  • Sharing evidence and best practice across the country to strengthen the civil society partnership
  • Communicating effectively on progress made
  • Regularly monitoring progress of SACSoWACH

Our Guiding Principles:

  • The relationship between civil society and other areas of leadership including government
  • The partnership realizes that it cannot achieve the goals and objectives on its own, but need all partners to work together
  • All responses need to respect and support human rights
  • Resource distribution needs to be done in response to needs
  • Monitoring and evaluation will be the cornerstone of keeping efforts on track


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Chair: Sue Jones SCSA |
Co-Chair: Juliet Nyasulu HST |
Co-Chair: Phiwa Sondhlane  PATH |