Uniting for the Self-Care Coalition: WHO Resolution on Self-Care Key to Achieving UHC

Self-Care: A Fundamental Element of Health System Sustainability
Self-Care: A Fundamental Element of Health System Sustainability

Self-care practices have great potential to improve people’s quality of life, help manage the burden of NCDs, and at the same time advance the sustainability of health care systems.

On the occasion of the 76th World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA), the United for Self-Care Coalition hosted a side event on why WHO resolutions self care is key Toward the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This dialogue brings together diverse stakeholders to advance the call to codify self-care as a key component of the health care continuum.

The event, which will be held at the Press Club of Geneva on Wednesday, May 24, will be titled “Self-Care: A Building Block of Sustainability in Health Systems,” and will bring together policy makers, health care providers, academics and patient advocates to We will discuss strategies for advancing self-care. Achieve health equity by integrating self-care into the national healthcare system.

“The time to act is now. We believe self-care is a critical component of UHC development and we are working with policy makers, health professionals, patients and academia to integrate self-care into health systems. We are fully committed to promoting World Self-Care Coalition. “The event is also an opportunity, as a coalition, to advocate for the adoption of World Health Assembly resolutions on self-care, promote evidence-based interventions, and support policies and strategies that promote the integration of self-care. We invite you to join us on this journey as it is a core element.”

Self-care is an essential solution to achieving universal health coverage by 2030 and must be integrated into future health and economic policies, with a focus on affordability and access. This whole-of-society approach proves that individual-centred health care is a politically and economically viable way to manage the global spread of NCDs, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Backed by research.

Panel discussion focusing on the ‘critical role’ of self-care

A panel discussion will discuss today’s most important challenges to health system sustainability, how self-care can help facilitate the achievement of UHC, and how a patient-centered approach can benefit the management of NCDs. and discuss the important role of self-care.

Panelists included Dr. Sulim Surama, Director of the Management, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Unit (MND), Division of Non-Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization; Manoj Ragunandanan, President of the World Self-Care Federation; Includes Dr. Teen. Sandy Garson, Head of Development, Pharmaceuticals Association of South Africa (PSSA) and Global Lead for Driving Integrated Services at the FIP Hub, Senior Manager of Advocacy, International Population Service (PSI) and Kawal Dip, CEO, Self Care Trailblazer Group Mr. Cemi Austin El Osta of the International Alliance of Patient Organizations, Director of the Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) and Primary Care Research Manager, Imperial College London School of Public Health.

In this session moderated by broadcast journalist Siuri Ghosh, live streaming.

The United for SelfCare Coalition is united by one common goal: achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by codifying self-care as a key component of continuum of care, especially in the context of burden management. It is a coalition of like-minded organizations. of NCDs.

To participate in this in-person event, register here. If you would like to know more about the alliance, click here.

This article is part of a support series in collaboration with the United for Self-Care Coalition in advance of the 76th World Health Assembly.

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