The SCTG is a coalition comprised of a diverse set of institutional and individual members working to advance the practice of self-care to improve health around the globe. Members include representatives of multilateral and bilateral organizations, private foundations, governments, civil society, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups, research and academic institutions, and the private sector.
SCTG members contribute to and benefit from the SCTG in a variety of ways including:
Learning and sharing
Members can share their experiences and lessons learned with each other and hear from other self-care experts and stakeholders through a range of mechanisms, including:
- An SCTG Learning Lab hosts webinars, meetings, and events for members on how to effectively advance self-care practice and policy
- A members-only online community can be used by members to connect with others working in their region or their topics of focus
- The SCTG information portal will allow members to access research, guidance, frameworks, templates, and tools to advance self-care
- Monthly SCTG e-newsletters provide the latest updates and information on self-care, including spotlights on SCTG members
Setting the self-care agenda
Members are invited to participate in SCTG working groups to help to inform and drive the self-care agenda globally and locally. Working groups and committees include:
- The Evidence and Learning Working Group contributes to, develops, and promotes evidence to fill gaps in information identified and prioritized by implementers, advocates, and policymakers to accelerate the policy and practice of self-care.
- The Country Advocacy Working Group promotes the sharing of advocacy and accountability practices and lessons learned to advance self-care at national and subnational levels.
- The Global Advocacy and Communications Working Group (formerly the Advocacy Working Group) leads coordinated advocacy, outreach, and communications efforts to support joint advocacy for the introduction and scale-up of self-care interventions at global and regional levels.
Members will also have an opportunity to inform the State of Self-Care Report that will be published annually by the SCTG and network with other members when it is launched at the new annual SCTG Member Summit.
If you are interested in becoming an SCTG member, please contact the SCTG Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCTG is comprised of a voluntary network of individuals representing the following organizations:
- Amref Health Africa(AMREF)
- African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC)
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMFG)
- Camber Collective
- Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
- David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- Development Dynamics Consultancy
- DKT International
- FHI 360
- Frontline AIDS
- Gates Institute
- Guttmacher Institute
- Ibis Reproductive Health
- Imperial College London
- International Center for Research on Women
- International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
- International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)
- International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- John Hopkins University (JHU)
- Marie Stopes International (MSI)
- Planned Parenthood Global
- Population Council
- Population Services International
- University of California- San Francisco
- University of Nairobi, School of Pharmacy
- VSO International
- White Ribbon Alliance
- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- Women Deliver