Our Governance

The Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) governance structure aims to ensure effective coordination and to bring mutual value to partners without adding unnecessary complexity or bureaucratic burden. Representation and inclusivity are essential for legitimacy, with broad multi-stakeholder engagement in activities and decision-making processes.

The main governance structures of the SCTG are:

The Secretariat, housed at PSI, is responsible for providing administrative support for the SCTG, including managing the work plan, budget and communications under the oversight of the Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee serves as the executive oversight body for the Self-Care Trailblazer Group, providing guidance, recommendations, long-term vision, policy, project prioritization and review. 

Meet the members of the steering committee here. 

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.

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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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Our Donors

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.

About Us

What We Do

General Membership

The SCTG comprises a voluntary network representing organizations or individuals with expertise relevant to achieving SCTG goals. The SCTG draws from a broad range of relevant disciplines with various areas of complementary expertise. They include representatives of multilateral and bilateral organizations, private foundations, governments, civil society, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Efforts will be made to ensure adequate balance across constituencies, domains, stakeholder representation, links with other relevant initiatives, geographic representation and localized leadership. No financial remuneration is allocated to SCTG members.

The responsibilities of all members are to support, in a harmonized manner, the implementation and monitoring of the SCTG objectives.

Members are expected to:

  • Serve as vocal champions of the collective SCTG effort;
  • Actively contribute their expertise to the SCTG work, in accordance with its overall strategy;
  • Consider how their individual organizations or those in their network can align with SCTG activities and support collaboration and alignment efforts (i.e., inclusion in strategic priorities, funding and programming);
  • Support in the amplification of communications campaigns (i.e., contribute to digital and social media engagement, disseminate and showcase relevant reports, findings, tools and data, etc.).