DEVELOPING NATIONAL SELF-CARE GUIDELINES IN UGANDA AND NIGERIA

This case study summarizes how the FMOH in Nigeria and the MOH in Uganda pioneered national guidelines for self-care in 2020 – among the first national self- care guidelines in the world – as the first step toward adopting self-care as an approach to making UHC more achievable through partnership with empowered consumers. The paper articulates key insights from the process of guideline development in order to help other countries that may be considering similar work. This case study concludes with a set of next steps and recommendations to institutionalize self-care into policy and health systems.