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National Self-Care Guidelines: developing health policy architecture with individuals at the center

Organizers: Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria, Ministry of Health Uganda, Federal Ministry of Health Pakistan, World Health Organization, Society for Family Health-Nigeria, Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Population Services International

The first consolidated guideline on self-care interventions launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2019 marked a paradigm shift to place individuals at the center of responsive and accountable health systems. Join us for a 90-minute interactive ‘talk show’ to learn about the WHO Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Health (2019), its recent updates, and how trailblazing countries are adapting the global guidance to scale-up self-care within national health systems as an approach to support universal health coverage. Moderated by the WHO, this session will showcase national experiences developing self-care policies and guidelines. Nigeria and Uganda will share their experiences pioneering the development of national self-care guidelines in 2020. Pakistan will share how they’re planning to approach self-care policy. Australia will share lessons from its National Policy Blueprint for Self-Care which provides a framework for action to achieve integration of self-care across Australia’s health system.

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