July 24th marks International Self-Care Day, an annual opportunity to put a spotlight on self-care and the benefit effective self-care can bring to both individuals and healthcare systems as a vital foundation of health. International Self-Care Day was initiated back in 2011 and takes place every year on 24th July demonstrating the importance of self-care to be employed 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week (24/7). Each year, we will build awareness, drive engagement to inspire action with activities that complements our approach towards the future of self-care.
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In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced Self-Care Month prior to the launch of Self-Care Interventions for Health: Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights. Self-care interventions offer a solution to support the achievement of all three of WHO’s triple billion goals: to improve universal health coverage, reach people in humanitarian situations, and improve health and well-being. The guidelines provide a framework for selfcare interventions, recommendations, good practice statements and implementation considerations for policymakers, programme managers, donors, and researchers.
Here is an overview of the different campaigns spanning over the past 3 years:
2020: The campaign highlighted how perceptions of trust in the self-care industry differs by region. It expanded on how COVID-19 and health data are contributed to increase trust around self-care.