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

Taking on Cervical Cancer by Integrating Family Planning in Mozambique

In one year, 1 in 2 women with cervical cancer will die from the disease – with the majority of deaths occurring in low and middle-income countries. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Scaling Digital Solutions Improves Health Security – Locally and Globally

Strong disease surveillance systems are essential to detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks with the urgency of now. Since 2019 and with funding from the Australian Indo-Pacific Center for Health Security and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PSI has worked alongside Ministries of Health in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to strengthen disease surveillance and response.

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Making Pregnancy Safer in Somaliland with Post-Abortion Care

Women across Somaliland often face difficult pregnancies. Early marriage, high fertility rates, low levels of contraceptive use, widespread female circumcision, and a lack of emergency health services in many parts in the country stack the odds against a healthy, planned pregnancy. 

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Welcoming PSI’s New Board Members

We look to our Board of Director’s diversity and depth of wisdom to help shape our journey forward. PSI’s board voted to add five new members in 2023, fillings seats opened by members who completed their terms.

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Committing to Climate Action: PSI’s Update

Climate shocks, inequity, and injustice will disproportionately worsen the lives of PSI’s health consumers across our world. That’s why PSI committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 30 percent no later than 2030.

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COVID Behavior Change, Meet Social Media.

As COVID-19 spread globally, so did misinformation about countering the pandemic. In response, Population Services International partnered with Meta to inspire 160 million people to choose COVID preventative behaviors and promote COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

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Latest
Resources

Dive into these resources to learn more about self-care

January 18, 2023

Strides towards ending HIV and achieving Universal Health Coverage in Sri-Lanka via self-care: A case study.

December 15, 2022

MEETING SUMMARY: An SRH Self-Care Measurement Tool

November 28, 2022

Case Study: A Digital Health Intervention to Advance SRHR among Youth in Ghana

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