On 18 February 2021, more than 180 participants across 39 countries and from 75 different organizations tuned in to our inaugural Annual Member Summit to hear about upcoming opportunities and exciting changes happening within the SCTG.

Check out some highlights below from our “Why Self-Care? Why Now?” panel of experts who shared their perspectives on the role of self-care and its potential to increase the autonomy, choice and power, particularly of women and girls.

Dr. Sarah Onyango reminded us that self-care is not new, nor is it in competition with the health system and providers, but it is critical in achieving UHC.

Precious Mutoru of PSI Uganda knows that self-care provides huge opportunities to respond to young people’s evolving health needs in the manner that they want!

Twebese Mugisha of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation speaks on the importance of investing in self-care. 

How you can get involved!

Join or renew your SCTG membership: If you are already a member of the SCTG, renew your membership and sign up for a new working group now! If you are not yet a member, it’s not too late! Become one today.

  • SCTG membership grants you access to all of our member resources, including a full recording of the Summit, on our members-only slack channel!

Join the Steering Committee! Help shape the future of the SCTG! Nominate yourself or others for the 2021 SCTG Steering Committee.

​​​​​The responsibilities and nomination process can be found here. To ensure a more diverse and representative governance body, we strongly encourage nominations from: 

  • Researchers, advocates, and implementers working in self-care in the Global South 
  • Representatives from youth organizations, health care provider associations, feminist movements, different health interest groups, and the private sector 

Note: If you want to nominate someone who is not yet an SCTG member, encourage them to become a member by completing this form.

Sign-up for a working group!

SCTG member working groups are committed to increasing the evidence, awareness, and support for self-care, particularly at global, regional and national levels.

want to keep the conversation going?

Become a member and join our self-care community on Slack where you can engage with other members on the topics and regions of your specific interest. It is easy to join and simple to navigate — and it provides an opportunity for any member to pose questions, start dialogues, and share information. 

To learn more about our membership opportunities or have any questions, please reach out to the SCTG Secretariat team at [email protected].


The Future of Work

With overarching commitments to flexibility in our work, and greater wellbeing for our employees, we want to ensure PSI is positioned for success with a global and holistic view of talent. Under our new “work from (almost) anywhere,” or “WFAA” philosophy, we are making the necessary investments to be an employer of record in more than half of U.S. states, and consider the U.S. as one single labor market for salary purposes. Globally, we recognize the need to compete for talent everywhere; we maintain a talent center in Nairobi and a mini-hub in Abidjan. PSI also already works with our Dutch-based European partner, PSI Europe, and we’re creating a virtual talent center in the UK.


Meaningful Youth Engagement

PSI is firmly committed to the meaningful engagement of young people in our work. As signatories of the Global Consensus Statement on Meaningful Adolescent & Youth Engagement, PSI affirms that young people have a fundamental right to actively and meaningfully engage in all matters that affect their lives. PSI’s commitments aim to serve and partner with diverse young people from 10-24 years, and we have prioritized ethics and integrity in our approach. Read more about our commitments to the three core principles of respect, justice and Do No Harm in the Commitment to Ethics in Youth-Powered Design. And read more about how we are bringing our words to action in our ICPD+25 commitment, Elevating Youth Voices, Building Youth Skills for Health Design.


Zero Tolerance for Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

PSI works to ensure that its operations and supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. Read more about this commitment in our policy statement, endorsed by the PSI Board of Directors.



Since 2017, PSI has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a commitment to align strategies and operations with universal principles of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Read about PSI’s commitment to the UN Global Compact here.


Environmental Sustainability

The health of PSI’s consumers is inextricably linked to the health of our planet. That’s why we’ve joined the Climate Accountability in Development as part of our commitment to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Read about our commitment to environmental sustainability.


Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

PSI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Read our full affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policy here.


Zero Tolerance for Discrimination and Harassment

PSI is committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment that fosters harmonious, productive working relationships and encourages mutual respect among team members. Read our policy against discrimination and harassment here.

PSI is committed to serving all health consumers with respect, and strives for the highest standards of ethical behavior. PSI is dedicated to complying with the letter and spirit of all laws, regulations and contractual obligations to which it is subject, and to ensuring that all funds with which it is entrusted are used to achieve maximum impact on its programs. PSI provides exceptionally strong financial, operational and program management systems to ensure rigorous internal controls are in place to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse and ensure compliance with the highest standards. Essential to this commitment is protecting the safety and well-being of our program consumers, including the most vulnerable, such as women and children. PSI maintains zero tolerance for child abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitative acts or threats by our employees, consultants, volunteers or anyone associated with the delivery of our programs and services, and takes seriously all complaints of misconduct brought to our attention.


Diversity and Inclusion

PSI affirms its commitment to diversity and believes that when people feel respected and included they can be more honest, collaborative and successful. We believe that everyone deserves respect and equal treatment regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural background or religious beliefs. Read our commitment to diversity and inclusion here. Plus, we’ve signed the CREED Pledge for Racial and Ethnic Equity. Learn more.


Gender Equality

PSI affirms gender equality is a universal human right and the achievement of it is essential to PSI’s mission. Read about our commitment to gender equality here.


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02 Breaking Taboos

03 Moving Care Closer to Consumers

04 Innovating on Investments

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