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.
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.
For more information on our governance groups, follow the links below:
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.