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.

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Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement: Three Country Perspectives

MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery is putting the principles of Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement (MAYE) into practice by engaging directly with young people, as both participants and leaders.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About FHIR (But Never Dared to Ask)

What is Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) – and how can it support health systems to deliver quality, consumer powered care?

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Achieving UHC and Scaling Digital Tools are Interconnected. Here’s Why.

Implementing digital health interventions at scale builds capacity among healthcare workers and supports countries to advance toward UHC.

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Digital tools health systems can adopt – at scale

How can we support health systems to integrate digital health solutions to provide quality, Consumer Powered care at scale?

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Identifying Challenges and Taking Action – The Phil Harvey Innovation Award Winners

When Innocent Grant was just 18 years old, he started school to become a doctor. As part of his education, he was sent to his home region in Southern Tanzania to do fieldwork in rural clinics. It was in these remote, under-resourced clinics that Grant says he first became aware of the perils women face in seeking access to safe abortion.

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WHAT WE LEARNED FROM PILOTING THE WHO’S SELF-CARE GUIDELINES

With the WHO’s published, Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Health, self-care had been formally recognized as a core strategy for strengthening health systems and advancing universal health coverage, while reducing strain on overburdened health systems.  

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Latest
Resources

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November 28, 2022

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

November 16, 2022

THE SELF-CARE TRAILBLAZERS GROUP FP2030 COMMITMENT

October 28, 2022

SELF-CARE AT ICFP 2022 ROADMAP

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