SELF-CARE FOR
UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

The Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) is a global coalition dedicated to expanding the safe and effective practice of self-care so that individuals can better manage their own health, health outcomes are improved, and health systems are better equipped to achieve universal health coverage.

What is
self-care?

The World Health Organization (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 enables individuals to exercise greater autonomy, power, and control of their health, and improve their health and well-being.

Latest
Stories

Read our latest blog posts and news

Infrequent sex is one big reason why women aren’t using contraception

As research shows: among never-married women, infrequent sex ranks as one of the most common reasons for not using contraception. We sat with Gilda Sedgh, a Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Scientist, to explore the evidence – and where we go from here.

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Viewpoints on Localization – Three INGOs and USAID

VIEWPOINTS ON LOCALIZATION – THREE INGOS AND USAID

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A group of people in Myanmar

PSI Myanmar’s localization journey – switching gears while setting up two new enterprises 

View a photo story of the Lan Pya Kyel Clinic

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The Localization Saga: Chapter 53

PSI’s “locally-rooted globally connected” network of development actors provide an agile approach to solving tough challenges in tough environments.

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7 Myths Surrounding Contraception – Busted! 

Adolescents encounter many obstacles to safe sex and pregnancy prevention. Along with issues of access, cost, fear of side effects, compromised privacy and confidentiality, bias of providers, and socio-cultural and religious concerns – there are myths and misconceptions to contraceptive use.

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Lan Pya Kyel – Providing Healthcare and Safe Spaces for Sex Worker, Gay, and Transgender Communities in Myanmar

The Lan Pya Kyel centers in Myanmar are both clinics and community spaces, offering HIV prevention and treatment services for gay men, transgender people and female sex workers.

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Latest
Resources

Dive into these resources to learn more about self-care

September 8, 2022

Request for Application: SCTG Ethiopia NSN Lead

July 22, 2022

Brochure about the Self-Care Trailblazer Group

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