Health promotion

The Self-Care Matrix: A Unifying Framework for Self-Care

El-Osta, A., Webber, D., Gnani, S., Banarsee, R., Mummery, D., Majeed, A., & Smith, P. (2019). The Self-Care Matrix: A unifying framework for self-care.-Selfcare Journal. SelfCare Journal.

We are seeing a global rise in long-term noncommunicable diseases, linked with our inability to protect our own wellbeing.

The World Health Organization defines self-care as: 

"the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote, maintain health, prevent disease and to cope with illness with or without the support of a health care provider."

Self‐Care for the Prevention and Management of Disease: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals

Riegel, B., Moser, D. K., Buck, H. G., Dickson, V. V., Dunbar, S. B., Lee, C. S., ... & Webber, D. E. (2017). Self‐care for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and stroke: A scientific statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(9), e006997.

Due to the nature of their work, health care professionals frequently experience long hours, stress, burnout and compassion fatigue. If left unaddressed, these issues can lead to increased risks of mental and physical health problems.

One of the most effective ways of reducing stress-related issues is through practising self-care. 

COVID-19 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support for People who Use Drugs and People in Prisons

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All people have the right to health, even in countries under lockdown or where a state of emergency has been declared. 

People who use drugs can be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to underlying health issues, stigma, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities, including a lack of access to housing and health care.

Alcohol and the Outbreak: Free Webinar


The coronavirus outbreak has created radically new conditions for everyone, including those working to reduce alcohol harm.

They pose profound new challenges, while changing the social and economic drivers of harm, perhaps not always for the worse.

Expert speaker will seed a free-flowing group discussion of a vast and rapidly evolving topic.

Increased Alcohol Advertisement Regulation in Kenya

One of the key recommendations to reduce alcohol related harm is for countries to introduce policies that regulate how companies advertise their alcohol products. This measure, along with adjustments in alcohol taxation, is a measure that the Kenyan government has introduced to tackle the large scale harm that is caused by drinking. This Bill aims to: ensure advertisers using outdoor advertisement respect the environment and the structures upon which the advertisements are displayed, and bring