Trailblazer Group


The Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) is a global coalition of partners dedicated to advancing the evidence, practice, learning and policy landscape of self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights. In 2020-2021, the SCTG will support the adoption and implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Consolidated Guideline for Self-Care Interventions for Health as well as support the wider community in advancing self-care at the global, regional, national and local levels.   


Discover what's happening with self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights

Dr. Sarah Onyango

Q&A with Incoming Secretariat Director Dr Sarah Onyango

Q1: What motivated you to take on the role of

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Sandy Garçon

Q&A with Outgoing Secretariat Director Sandy Garçon

After three years, founding Secretariat Director of the Self-Care Trailblazer

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This post was originally featured on the Knowledge Success site.

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Does the digital transformation of health services help or harm health workers?

By Dr. Joanne Peter, Director, Social Innovation, Johnson & Johnson

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By Katie Anfinson, Technical Advisor II and Tihut Mulugeta, Project Advisor

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A Spotlight on Profamilia

For this month’s spotlight, the Self-Care Trailblazer Group is focusing

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What is

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 allows people to become agents of their own health, leading to improved outcomes, especially in the area of sexual and reproductive health where stigma may prevent them from seeking care.

Self-care is an integral part of the health system, linking to primary care and healthcare services.


Dive into these resources to learn more about self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights

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

Download Resource This is a summary of the Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria National Guideline on Self-Care for Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health prepared by

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Policy Mapping: Assessing Implementation of the WHO Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions

Download Resource In 2020, the Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) at Imperial College London was commissioned by the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) to develop a

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2021-2025 Strategic Plan

Download Resource This document outlines the first strategy of the SCTG and covers the five-year period from January 2021 through December 2025. It reflects a

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