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

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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Digital health-enhancing self-care to achieve universal health coverage

The importance of empowered individuals and communities is often missing

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Power of Co-Designed Digital Self-Care Tools for Sexual and Reproductive Health to Realize UHC for All

Author(s): Roopan Gill MD MPH (Vitala Global Foundation), Genevieve Tam

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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

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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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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