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 Uganda 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 Uganda 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.


CEHURD (CENTER FOR HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT) is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization founded in 2010 that is pioneering the justiciability of the right to health. CEHURD focuses its efforts on critical issues of human rights and health systems in East Africa, such as sexual and reproductive health rights, trade and health, and medical ethics, which affect the vulnerable and less-advantaged populations such as women, children, orphans, sexual minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities, internally displaced persons, refugee populations, and victims of violence, torture, disasters, and conflict. Their mission is to advance health rights for vulnerable communities through an integrated program of litigation, advocacy, and action research.

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.

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