International Self-Care Day (ISD), on 24 July each year, provides a focus and opportunity to raise the profile of healthy lifestyle self-care programmes around the world. ISD provides a media-friendly forum and a focus for individuals and groups to (independently) promote self-care in their organisation, community and country.
ISF is delighted to see that International Self-Care Day continues to expand around the world, involving thousands of people in many different countries. For ISD 2017 we were delighted to see for the first time organisations in Brazil being involved – see https://abimip.org.br/arquivos/autocuidado The seven pillars of self-care – “autocuidado” are also presented here.
Also for the first time an event in Nepal was held, organized by US charity the White Ribbon Alliance. The meeting included the Prime Minister and Minister of Health discussing the importance of self-care to Nepal:
ISF itself organised a programme of events in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China. The events included videos, presentations from expert lecturers, and the presentation of the 2017 ISF World Healthy City Award to the Mayor of Kunming. The photos show the main conference and the signatories to the Kunming Declaration on self-care.