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2021-2025 STRATEGIC PLAN
Since the inception of the Self-Care Trailblazer Group in 2018, self-care has advanced as a concept, practice, policy, and — particularly during the time of COVID-19 — a necessity to meeting the health needs of people across the globe. This document outlines the first strategy of the SCTG and covers the five-year period from January 2021 through December 2025. It reflects a new phase for the SCTG, when evidence, policies, and practices to advance self-care are poised to be increasingly localized and its potential increasingly broadened.
Download Resource Self-care, while not a new concept or term, has received greater attention and relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic as an innovative approach to
Download Resource This study explored experiences of selecting and utilizing a newly introduced contraceptive – the progesterone vaginal ring (PVR) – among women seeking a
Download Resource This document provides the research insights developed by Dahlberg Design for Kenyan social marketing of Sayana Press through pharmacies. The study consisted of
Download Resource This study was undertaken among 700 Bangladeshi drug sellers (including regulated pharmacists and unregulated drug sellers) to understand their knowledge of Misoprostal and
Download Resource This study details the impact of the introduction of Sayana Press in Madagascar a CIFF funded project, which began in 2015. Within the
Download Resource This case study describes how evidence generated by the STEP UP consortium about medical abortion self-management has informed practice at Marie Stopes International.
Using Digital Technology for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Are Programs Adequately Considering Risk?
Download Resource This commentary follows the publication of MSI’s randomised control trial in Bangladesh which showed that mHealth to promote contraceptive use increased women’s report
Medical Abortion Provision by Pharmacies and Drug Sellers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review
Download Resource This review summarises how pharmacies and drug sellers are revolutionising access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. Studies from Africa, Asia
Download Resource This study highlights the importance of hotlines, combi-packs and clear packaging for ensuring that people can safely self-administer reproductive health medications. The analysis
Download Resource Establishing self-care as a global policy priority to improve health outcomes and address the sustainability of health systems around the world is both
Download English Roadmap Download French Roadmap This roadmap is the result of a series of in-country advocacy workshops and consultations held between July 2019 and
WHO consolidated guideline on self-care interventions for health: sexual and reproductive health and rights
Download Resource Self-care interventions are among the most promising and exciting new approaches to improve health and well-being, both from a health systems perspective and
A Policy Brief – Self-Care: A Cost Effective Solution for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health for All
Download Resource As a means to meet global maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) targets, self-care has enormous potential. When promoted throughout the lifecycle and