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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HIV self-testing


This piece was originally featured on the Population Services International blog. By

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A Spotlight on Strengthening HIV Self-Testing in the Private Sector (SHIPS)

SHIPS is piloting an insight driven campaign that positions HIVST as part of HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health.

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Women attend a group counseling session on methods of contraception led by PSI staff member Doung Mao.

A Spotlight on Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S)

The Research for Scalable Solutions project is conducting implementation science research to answer priority family planning questions that will strengthen programs and policies on self-care, High Impact Practices, and equity.

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Pakistani woman smiles and poses while seated

Leveraging Online Ecosystems for Self-Care Among Healthcare Professionals

Leaders across the world, including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and others are leveraging technological platforms to reach and influence Pakistani students and young graduates in advancing self-care.

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Cover of the SCTG Brochure that reads "A Global Self-Care Movement: For Universal Health Coverage" includes black and white image of hands holding an HIV self-test. The bottom right corner includes the SCTG logo and reads "Self-Care Trailblazer Group"

Highlights from the SCTG Second Annual Member Summit

This was an opportunity for Self-Care Trailblazers to come together and look back on their experiences, lessons learned, and achievements in 2021– and forward to 2022 and beyond.

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A Landmark Ruling on Abortion in Kenya: What it means for women, girls, and self-care

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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 Advocacy in Action: Spurring Self-Care in Nigeria From the Ground Up

Download Resource The Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) supports civil society organizations in several countries to help create an enabling policy environment for self-care, while also

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Social and Behavior Change Self-Care Framework

View Resource Sexual and reproductive self-care is strongly influenced by the social, cultural, and structural context in which individuals and couples live. Social and behavioral

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Supporting Youth Through Self-Care

Download Resource On April 7th 2021, the Self-Care Trailblazer Group held their very first community forum, led by youth for youth. Young people (those under

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Brochure about the Self-Care Trailblazer Group

Download Resource The Self-Care Trailblazer Group Brochure defines self-care and explains why the need for self-care is so great, and the transformative power of self-care.

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Policy Brief Template

Download Resource This Policy Brief Template provides country-level advocates with the template of a policy brief on Scaling Up Self-Care in Light of the COVID-19

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Common Self-Care Terms

Download Resource Common Self-Care Terms have been developed to ensure self-care champions have a common set of terms and a shared language when talking about

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