What does the Global Self-Care Federation do?
The Global Self-Care Federation is a federation of regional and national associations, and manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription medicines on all continents. We are a Swiss association based near Geneva, Switzerland.
We support the development of industry associations around the world to aid in the understanding and development of responsible self-care and self-medication. The Global Self-Care Federation requires member associations to develop voluntary codes of advertising practice and encourages consumer-friendly labeling.
Companies in the self-care industry, research, manufacture and distribute nonprescription medicines and dietary supplements, designed and labeled 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.Find out more
On International Self-Care Day GSCF Chairman puts the spotlight on self-care as a key component of global health systems
Self-care has become ever more important with consumers increasingly taking control of their own health during the pandemic. Alan Main, GSCF Chairman, discusses the benefits of self-care as a key component of global health systems on International Self-Care Day.
GSCF Chairman highlights the value of self-care in managing COVID-19
The importance of self-care has never been greater, and as we start to adapt to a new normal there will be a new appreciation for the role that self-care can play. The Global Self-Care Federation Chairman, Alan Main, speaks about the value of self-care in managing COVID-19.
GSCF Director General discusses the role of self-care during this time
During this time of pandemic, it is even more important to use the pharmacist as your primary source for information, help and self-care. The Global Self-Care Federation Director General Judy Stenmark, speaks about the role of self-care now and in a post covid-19 world.