Contributing to WHO's public health goals

As an NGO in official relations with WHO since 1977, the Global Self-Care Federation contributes to WHO’s public health goals through its specialized expertise in self-care and responsible self-medication with non-prescription medicines. The Global Self-Care Federation is working with WHO in a number of areas to address the overarching strategic priorities of achieving Universal Health Coverage and Promoting healthier populations.

Our current Collaboration Plan involves research and development of a Self-Care Readiness Index to enable health system sustainability. 

The Global Self-Care Federation WHO Collaboration Plan focuses on the following areas:

  • Traditional and Complementary Medicines
  • Tobacco Control
  • Quality Assurance of Medicines
  • Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Digital Health
  • Oral Health
  • Normative work/access to medicines and health technologies
  • Patient Safety & Risk Management 

WHO Executive Board 2021

We launched our statement on the Covid-19 pandemic during the WHO 148th Executive Board 2021.

72nd session of the World Health Assembly

Read more about Our statement given during the World Health Assembly on Universal Health Coverage

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WHO Executive Board 2020

We launched three new joint statements on Universal Health Coverage, Digital Health and the Framework for Non-State Actors (FENSA), during the 146th session of the WHO Executive Board meeting.

They highlight the need for a coordinated multi-stakeholder approach and call on WHO Member States to foster an enabling environment for effective private sector engagement.

The statements were given together with the UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency, Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (DITTA), the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA).