14-17 November 2022
Learn how self-care is an integral part of family planning, and how the SCTG is improving access.
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The World Health Organization estimates that at least 400 million people worldwide lack access to the most essential health services, and that a global shortage of an estimated 18 million health workers is anticipated by 2030. This, paired with uncertainty and sudden surges in healthcare needs, calls for innovation in sexual and reproductive healthcare and special attention to those most vulnerable. This is where self-care comes in.
Self-care is no longer solely bubble baths or walks in the park. Self-care has transformed from a ritual of a privileged few, to a concept being implemented to serve the healthcare needs of all – particularly those excluded from current health care systems. Emboldened by the 2022 WHO Self-Care Guidelines (that recommend self-care in every country and economic setting), self-care is gaining traction in improving equity of health systems and offering a pathway towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC).
Towards this aim, the Self-Care Trailblazers Group (SCTG) is leading the way in supporting governments, policies and practices that place family planning (FP) options in the hands of consumers.
HEALH in our hands:
SELF-CARE SHOWCASE AND RECEPTION
DATE: Wednesday 16 November, 2022
TIME: 7-9PM THA
LOCATION: Orchid Ballroom B, Grand Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand
Self-care is the root of healthcare. It is key to expanding contraceptive access, use and choice and attaining UHC goals. We invite you to join the SCTG and wider self-care community for an evening of inspiration, innovation, and intriguing conversation. This event will explore why self-care is the matter of the hour for FP and broader sexual and reproductive health and rights, especially in the era of COVID-19. SCTG members and partners will showcase their interventions and innovations to advance self-care in an interactive “marketplace” setting. The evening will end with a cocktail reception to encourage networking and collaboration among self-care advocates, experts, and partners from around the globe.
SESSIONS & EVENTS
The SCTG will be hosting four oral and flash sessions, and one evening reception. Sessions will explore the scale-up of high-impact practices in FP, evidence gaps in and future priorities for SRHR self-care research and measurement. All events can be found in the Self-Care at ICFP 2022 Roadmap.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
EVENT TYPE: Flash Session
TIME: 10:15-11:35AM THA
LOCATION: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
TAKING IT TO SCALE: ENGAGING WITH THE EXPERTS
EVENT TYPE: Knowledge Cafe
TIME: 11:50AM-1:10PM THA
LOCATION: PEACH Pattaya 16
A GLOBAL SRHR SELF-CARE EVIDENCE AGENDA: A LANDSCAPING OF CURRENT POLICY MAPPING STRATEGIES, MEASUREMENT APPROACHES, AND EVIDENCE PRIORITIES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
EVENT TYPE: Oral Abstract
TIME: 4:15-5:35PM THA
LOCATION: PEACH Pattaya 4
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
How to Measure Self-Care? A set of consolidated indicators and measurement approaches for monitoring and evaluation of SRH self-care programs and policies
EVENT TYPE: Roundtable Lunch
TIME: 1:25-2:25PM THA
LOCATION: TBD, Table #3
HEALTH IN OUR HANDS: SELF-CARE SHOWCASE AND RECEPTION
EVENT TYPE: Side event
TIME: 7-9PM THA
LOCATION: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom B