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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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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A DECADE OF LEARNINGS FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF PROGRESS

Effective, evidence-based advocacy can increase access to quality and voluntary family planning. From its beginning in 2009, the Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative has aimed  to demonstrate just that. Using the  SMART Advocacy[1] approach, AFP advocates have achieved nearly 3,000 advocacy wins contributed to improved family planning policies, and generated $168 million in funds from national and local governments and the private sector.

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4 PRIORITIES TO REACH THE OUAGADOUGOU PARTNERSHIP’S 2030 GOALS

In 2011 – the year the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) launched—the nine Francophone West Africa (FWA) countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinee, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo) had some of the lowest contraceptive rates in the world.

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THE PRIVATE SECTOR’S CRITICAL ROLE IN LAST MILE MALARIA ELIMINATION

In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), 70% of the population first seek fever treatment from the private sector, meaning that private providers see most of the malaria cases in the region.

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Universal Health Coverage, but not without Family Planning

Family planning is a fundamental pillar in universal health coverage, and in ensuring the well-being of individuals, families, and communities worldwide.

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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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