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.

Latest
Stories

Read our latest blog posts and news

Making Pregnancy Safer in Somaliland with Post-Abortion Care

Women across Somaliland often face difficult pregnancies. Early marriage, high fertility rates, low levels of contraceptive use, widespread female circumcision, and a lack of emergency health services in many parts in the country stack the odds against a healthy, planned pregnancy. 

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Welcoming PSI’s New Board Members

We look to our Board of Director’s diversity and depth of wisdom to help shape our journey forward. PSI’s board voted to add five new members in 2023, fillings seats opened by members who completed their terms.

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Committing to Climate Action: PSI’s Update

Climate shocks, inequity, and injustice will disproportionately worsen the lives of PSI’s health consumers across our world. That’s why PSI committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 30 percent no later than 2030.

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COVID Behavior Change, Meet Social Media.

As COVID-19 spread globally, so did misinformation about countering the pandemic. In response, Population Services International partnered with Meta to inspire 160 million people to choose COVID preventative behaviors and promote COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

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LEVERAGING DIGITAL TOOLS TO SPARK INTEREST IN SELF-INJECT CONTRACEPTION: RESULTS FROM DISC’S PARTNERSHIP WITH META IN NIGERIA

In Nigeria, Delivering Innovation in Self-Care (DISC) leveraged Facebook ad credit support to promote online content aimed at raising awareness of DMPA-SC self-injection and its unique advantages as a contraceptive.

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People Have Sex for Pleasure. Why Aren’t We Talking About That?

Typically, sex talks available to young people speak to their fears – of unwanted pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections – rather than acknowledging one of the main reasons people have sex: pleasure. This is a missed opportunity.

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Latest
Resources

Dive into these resources to learn more about self-care

January 18, 2023

Strides towards ending HIV and achieving Universal Health Coverage in Sri-Lanka via self-care: A case study.

December 15, 2022

MEETING SUMMARY: An SRH Self-Care Measurement Tool

November 28, 2022

Case Study: A Digital Health Intervention to Advance SRHR among Youth in Ghana

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