Trailblazer Group


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. 


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Self-Care and UHC: Paving the Road to Health Equity

By Sandy Garçon, Senior Communications Manager, Population Services International and

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Get Inspired by 3 Self-Care Youth Advocates

Back in April, three self-care youth advocates got together to

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Self-Care Pioneers lead the way in Senegal

By Farmata Seye, Program Associate, Self-Care project, PATH, Senegal; and

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Scaling Up HIV Self-Testing to Achieve UHC

By Karin Hatzold, Associate Director & Project Director, HIV, PSI

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Advancing Menstrual Equity at the Intersection of Self-Care and Universal Health Coverage

Haley Millet, Advocacy and Program Manager, Days for Girls International

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Woman's hands holds Sayana Press self-injectable contraception

Self-Care . . . Everywhere? A call to action to advance self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights in humanitarian and fragile settings

Authors: Erin Wheeler (IRC), Roopan Gill (Vitala Global), Hannah Tappis

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What is

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.


Dive into these resources to learn more about self-care

Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series (2021): Insights that Ignite

Download Resource White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) and the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) developed Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series (2021): Insights that Ignite, a report that collates

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Self-Care Messaging Framework

Download Resource This messaging framework is designed to help advocates, resource mobilizers, and communications professionals make the case to influencers, policymakers, and leaders to prioritize

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DMPA-SC Resource Library

View Resource Library This resource library has been developed to provide comprehensive information on DMPA-SC evidence, country introduction experiences, service delivery and advocacy tools, and more for

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Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series: By the Numbers

View Infographic Organized by the White Ribbon Alliance on behalf of the Self-Care Trailblazer Group, the Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series brought together advocates, health

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Visit Resource Advance Family Planning has developed a new tool that helps identify self-care advocacy opportunities. The Advocacy Entry Points for Self-care in Sexual and

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Nigeria Self-Care Guideline Summary

English Version Version Française Versión en Español This is a summary of the Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria National Guideline on Self-Care for Sexual, Reproductive,

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