Trailblazer Group


The Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) is a global coalition of partners dedicated to advancing the evidence, practice, learning and policy landscape of self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights. In 2020-2021, the SCTG will support the adoption and implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Consolidated Guideline for Self-Care Interventions for Health as well as support the wider community in advancing self-care at the global, regional, national and local levels.   


Discover what's happening with self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights

Membership Spotlight: Y-ACT

A Spotlight on Y-Act Increasing Capacity of Kenyan Youth to

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This post was originally featured on the Breakthrough ACTION and

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Where there are few screens: Digital training for self-care in the pandemic and beyond

by Beth Balderston, Communications Officer and Dr. Jane Cover, Research

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Digital self-care: A data-driven approach to person-centered health in low- and middle-income countries

This post was originally featured on the Global Self-Care Federation’s

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A New Framework for Digital Self-Care

By: Amanda Kalamar, Senior Research Advisor for Sexual and Reproductive Health and

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Webinar: HIV Self-Testing Scale Up and Health Systems

This piece was originally published on Population Services International’s blog.

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What is

WHO defines self-care as “the ability for individuals, families and communities to promote, maintain health, prevent disease and cope with illness with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” Self-care allows people to become agents of their own health, leading to improved outcomes, especially in the area of sexual and reproductive health where stigma may prevent them from seeking care.

Self-care is an integral part of the health system, linking to primary care and healthcare services.


Dive into these resources to learn more about self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights

Digital Self-Care

Download Resource Recent developments in health practices that were once in the full control of healthcare professionals and can now be safely self-administered have created

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Pharmacy interventions prototype and recommendations

Download Resource This document provides the research insights developed by Dahlberg Design for Kenyan social marketing of Sayana Press through pharmacies. The study consisted of

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Journey to DMPA-SC in the Sahel

Download Resource This study took place between August and October 2017 within 5 study sites in Niger, Senegal, and Burkina Faso. The study was focused

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Medical abortion Infographic

Download Resource This infographic, developed by MSI and Ipas, summarises evidence from a systematic review of pharmacy provision of MA. It highlights the steps on

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Drug Seller Provision Practices and Knowledge of Misoprostol in Bangladesh

Download Resource This study was undertaken among 700 Bangladeshi drug sellers (including regulated pharmacists and unregulated drug sellers) to understand their knowledge of Misoprostal and

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Lessons learned about the introduction of Sayana Press in Madagascar

Download Resource This study details the impact of the introduction of Sayana Press in Madagascar a CIFF funded project, which began in 2015. Within the

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