In launching its new self care guidance on sexual and reproductive health and rights, the World Health Organisation (WHO), explains that self care interventions represent a significant push towards new and greater self-efficacy, autonomy and engagement in health for individuals and caregivers.
WHO also believes people are increasingly active participants in their own health care and have a right to a greater choice of interventions to help them better manage their health and well-being. Further details have been laid out in a self care Q&A which explains that when it comes to self care, health providers need evidence to ensure it does no harm and is beneficial at an individual and population level. WHO is currently reviewing and generating evidence to assess the role of providers and the competencies required in supporting people to self care. In the meantime, a series of infographics accompany the guidance.