The main governance structures of the SCTG are:
Population Services International (PSI) houses the staff that makes up the SCTG Secretariat. The Secretariat supports the coalition- building functions for the SCTG, including operations, administration, communications, outreach, and global advocacy. The Secretariat also oversees deliverables for the SCTG’s programmatic elements and reporting to donors. The Secretariat’s coalition-building remit is guided by the Steering Committee. The Secretariat will present a summary of its progress toward achieving SCTG’s strategic outcomes to the Steering Committee for review and recommendations twice yearly.
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The SCTG Steering Committee advises the Secretariat and provides oversight of SCTG coalition-building functions, ensuring a strong value proposition for members that is supportive of the SCTG’s strategic priorities. Learn more below.
Ensure that the SCTG provides a strong member value proposition for target constituencies:
- Actively engage in the promotion and recruitment of new members.
- Provide evaluation and oversight of SCTG coalition-building functions, including the Secretariat, Working Groups, and Learning Lab.
- Review, reassess, and revise the SCTG strategy, priorities, and approach based on monitoring and evaluation data and inputs from the SCTG membership.
In addition to increasing its geographic and sectoral diversity, as noted above, the Steering Committee will institute mechanisms to minimize conflict of interest to ensure greater impartiality in its decision- making and oversight functions. The process of selecting Steering Committee members will also be more transparent and inclusive, beginning with a call to the full membership for nominations and a selection process led by a nominating committee representative of the target committee makeup and guided by a set of agreed-upon criteria.
The Advocacy Working Group (AWG) leads a coordinated communications, outreach and advocacy effort to support the introduction and scale-up of self-care interventions within health systems.
The SCTG’s Evidence and Learning Working Group (ELWG) works to build the evidence based around self-care interventions while educating others on self-care practices. This group will work to support the WHO’s consolidated guidance on self-care for sexual and reproductive health and to address gaps in evidence outlined in their guidance.
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With the support of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Population Services International (PSI) launched the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) in November 2018, with the goal of harnessing the current momentum to support governments in institutionalizing self-care in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) policy and practice.