We all want the power to invest in our wellbeing—to be able to take care of our emotional, physical and mental health. But without reliable information and appropriate tools, reasonable options and adequate support, it’s not always possible.
Self-care is changing the face of healthcare. It focuses on equipping and entrusting people to take a central role in their own health. For women, this can involve an important shift to being able to make decisions about their own care, when they may not have had this autonomy before.
In our programmes, MSF too has seen how self-care can improve healthcare access and quality.
This International Women’s Day we want to share what self-care can achieve to empower women and girls in crisis-affected communities to enjoy healthier lives, just like women anywhere else in the world.