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:


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 Senegal NSN leads a consultative
process to define a coordinated
advocacy strategy for self-care,
which includes, but is not limited to:


  • 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.

path Senegal

For two decades, PATH has worked alongside the Senegalese Government, healthcare workers, private sector companies and other stakeholders to strengthen health systems and improve health equity across Senegal. PATH’s work on self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights is grounded in the belief that women and girls should have self-determined choice about their health and their bodies.

In Senegal, PATH is advancing self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights through policy change, coordination, and the introduction of women-controlled products. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, PATH is bringing together partners from across sectors to ensure that women and girls have the information, agency, and tools they need to manage their own health and well-being. PATH also supports the scale-up of DMPA-SC, a self-injectable contraceptive that puts the power of protection in women’s hands.

Learn more about PATH Senegal


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