The Global Self-Care Federation is dedicated to a world where self-care increasingly contributes to better health and more sustainable healthcare systems.

What does the Global Self-Care Federation do?

We are a Swiss association based near Geneva, Switzerland. We support the development of self-medication industry associations around the world to aid in the understanding and development of responsible self-medication.

Companies in the self-medication industry, research, manufacture and distribute nonprescription medicines and dietary supplements, designed and labelled for use without medical supervision. The public is made aware of these health products via direct advertising and they are available in pharmacies and, in many countries around the world, in other outlets.

In our role as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organization, we represent the self-medication industry and contribute to WHO’s Public Health goals through our specialized expertise.

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