Resources

The Story of Self-Care and Self-Medication, 40 years of progress

Published on the 40th anniversary of the formation of GSCF (formerly known as WSMI), this provides a review on the evolution of the global understanding of self-care and responsible self-medication and growing areas of application over the past half century

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The Value of Self-Medication

A review published in 2017 in the ‘Journal of Medical Economics’ that identifies the international evidence that is currently available on the economic value of self-care through responsible self-medication, in terms of the measures related to access to treatment, time, and productivity

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The Value of OTC & Self-Care in Mexico

Developed by the Mexican association Asociacion de Fabricantes de Medicamentos en Libre Accceso, AC (AFAMELA) this demonstrates the value and potential economic savings in the health budget of Mexico in relation to OTC self-care

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NZSMI Taking Care of Your Own Health & Wellbeing

Produced by the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry, this publication discusses the value of self-care and self-medication to consumers in New Zealand and examines the likely impact of OTC medicines on the healthcare system and the economy, and looks at ways to grow the understanding and uptake of self-care

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Who Self-Cares Wins

Produced by the Global Action on Men's Health, this report addresses the area of men’s health, urging for action on a multi-layered and systems-wide basis is needed to improve men’s self-care effectively.

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Self-Care for Health: Sexual & Reproductive health and rights

The World Health Organization launched its first Consolidated Guideline on ‘Self-care Interventions for Health: Sexual and reproductive health and rights’ in June 2019. This first consolidated guideline on self-care interventions for health – starting with the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights – is a step towards placing people at the centre of health care, bringing quality interventions to them, while maintaining the accountability of the health system.

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Avoiding Heart Attacks and Strokes

Developed in partnership with the World Health Organization, The World Heart Federation and the International Stroke Society emphasizing the growing role of the individual in the healthcare system at the turn of the 21st century.

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