National Self-Care Networks


SCTG National Self-Care Networks contributes to building a coordinated, diverse, and influential self-care movement that is mobilized around common goals and messaging to advance self-care at the national and subnational levels.
NSNs pursue specific policy and advocacy priorities and, in collaboration with the global SCTG, develop learning mechanisms around the extent to which national self-care guidelines promote scale-up of quality, affordable self-care for those in need.
NSNs prioritize community sensitization on self-care and social accountability mechanisms to ensure that top-down policy and guidelines changes take root at the individual and community level.
NSNs also engage grassroots networks and communities in mobilizing demand and social accountability for self-care policies and programs in these countries.


The SCTG’s current National Self-Care Networks are leading the charge on building the self-care
advocacy movement in the following countries:


The Nigeria National Self-Care Network was established in October 2019 to coordinate self-care advocacy at the national level in order to transform the healthcare system and place autonomy, power, and control in the hands of individuals.


The Nigeria NSN leads a consultative
process to define a coordinated advocacy
strategy for self-care


  • Development of consolidated national self-care guide lines or integrating principles and practices of self-care into existing policies/guidelines.
  • Engage target policymakers and influencers in supporting self-care and instituting self-care policies and financing at national and subnational levels.
  • Increasing demand and accountability for self-care among target communities and constituencies, particularly engagement with broader advocacy opportunities for family planning, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and bodily autonomy.


White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) Nigeria was formed in 2009 to give a voice to the women most at risk of dying in childbirth. Their mission is to activate a people-led movement for reproductive, maternal, and newborn health. Driven by a deep passion and commitment, WRA Nigeria empowers citizens to recognize their rights to health and to hold elected leadership and government accountable for commitments made to maternal and newborn health.

WRA Nigeria is advocating for the Government of Nigeria to strengthen accountability processes at all levels of the maternal, newborn, and child health system to incorporate citizen’s self-articulated needs in all decisions and actions concerning their health to inform and improve the quality of services provided.

Learn more about WRA Nigeria


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