WHO to Support People by Self-Care Workers
WHO to Support People by Self-Care Workers

New Delhi:-  Today, on Self-Care Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the Competency Framework, a new resource for health and care workers to support people in their self-care efforts. Self-care interventions enable people to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders, prevent illnesses, and receive information about their health.

"Self-care interventions are an integral part of the health system and can greatly expand opportunities for health care delivery, especially for the most underserved populations," he said. Pascal Allotei, Director of Reproductive Health and Research and HRP at WHO, is also a qualified midwife. “Health professionals have a key role to play in helping people understand and use self-care approaches and tools for pregnancy, COVID-19, HIV self-testing, fertility management, and self-monitoring of chronic health conditions. These resources are designed to support this effort.” 

An estimated 3.6 billion people – half of the world – lack access to essential health services. WHO recommends self-care interventions for every country as a critical path to reaching universal health coverage, helping people have more control over their own health; supporting wider healthcare options, and enabling easier access to healthcare. Self-care interventions for health include the following things.

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Self-administered contraceptives, screening for COVID-19, human papillomavirus (HPV), HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections, blood pressure monitoring, pregnancy and ovulation testing, and techniques to manage stress, substance use, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders.

Moreover, when health emergencies seriously disrupt the normal functioning of a country's health system, self-help interventions may represent an important alternative to regular facility-based services. 

The Self Care Skills Framework is published in three parts. Ability standard. Knowledge guide for healthcare and care workers. A curriculum guide for those involved in planning and delivering education and training for health and care workers.

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The standard defines 10 key competencies for healthcare and care workers to support self-care in the clinical setting and concrete, measurable behaviors that demonstrate these competencies with a human-centred emphasis. decision-making; effective communication; cooperation; evidence-based practice and personal behavior. 

“We call on countries, educational institutions for health care workers, and employers to support and invest in health care workers who can integrate standards in education and practice to deliver people-centred, high-quality, evidence-based health care services,” he said. Jim Campbell, WHO Director for Health and Workforce, said: WHO defines self-care as the capacity of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain good health and cope with disease and disability.

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Developed jointly by the WHO Division of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research and the Health Workforce Division, this new publication supports the implementation of WHO guidance on self-care interventions, first published in 2019 and updated in 2022.  

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Today on the occasion of Self-Care World Health Organisation (WHO) has arranged some new members and workers for taking care of the people who don’t know about and also not follow the necessary steps to take care of their selves.

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