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.   


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Stepping Up Self-Care and Digital Health to End Aids

On June 7th, Self-Care Trailblazer Group members hosted a side

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A Spotlight on a New Coalition Steering Committee Member

A Spotlight on SCTG Coalition Steering Committee member Milka Dinev

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Self-Care: For Youth, By Youth

With more than 1 billion youth—people between the ages of

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Welcome New SCTG Steering Committee Members

We are delighted to formally welcome and introduce the eight

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A Spotlight on Transform Health

A SPOTLIGHT ON TRANSFORM HEALTH Expanding the use of digital

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Four Considerations when Developing National Self-Care Guidelines

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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

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

Download Resource This document outlines the first strategy of the SCTG and covers the five-year period from January 2021 through December 2025. It reflects a

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Quality of Care Framework for Self-Care

Download Resource Population Services International (PSI) and a consortium of organizations under the auspices of the Self-Care Trailblazers Working Group have developed a Quality of Care Framework for Self-care aligned

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Download Resource Self-care, while not a new concept or term, has received greater attention and relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic as an innovative approach to

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Choosing and Using the Progesterone Vaginal Ring: Women’s Lived Experiences in Three African Cities

Download Resource This study explored experiences of selecting and utilizing a newly introduced contraceptive – the progesterone vaginal ring (PVR) – among women seeking a

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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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