Consultation on the Nurturing Care Framework

The Nurturing Care Framework was developed through a period of extensive consultation with partners and interested parties from all regions of the world.

We received over 1,000 contributions from 111 countries!

There were 2 global online consultations and 8 in-person national or regional consultations, as shown in the table below.


List of acknowledgements


First Online Consultation, January-February 2018

Summary of responses

Second Online Consultation, March 2018

Summary of responses


Consultation timeline

• May 2018 onwards: Launch Nurturing Care Framework in countries WHA Geneva, to be followed by sponsoring country launches

• 21-26 May 2018: Launch of Nurturing Care Framework for ECD at 71st World Health Assembly, Geneva

• 27-28 Mar 2018: PAHO Regional Consultation Panama City, Panama

• 23 Mar  2018: India Stakeholder Consultation New Delhi, India

• 14 Mar 2018: WHO Mission Briefing Geneva, Switzerland

• 14-28 Mar 2018. On-line consultation Phase II – Global

• 13-14 Mar 2018: EMRO Regional consultation, Amman, Jordan

• 22 Feb 2018: Zambia Stakeholder Consultation, Lusaka, Zambia

• 9 Feb 2018: Kenya Stakeholder Consultation, Nairobi, Kenya

• 3 Feb 2018: South Africa Stakeholder Consultation, Stellenbosch, South Africa

• 24 Jan-6 Feb 2018: On-line consultation Phase I – Global

• 22-27 Jan 2018: WHO Executive Board meeting. Face to face consultation with countries

• 14-16 Dec 2017: PMNCH Board meeting, Malawi PMNCH board members and invited guests

• 29 Nov 2017: III Congress of the Americas Parliamentary Health Commissions, Santiago, Chile. Public consultation session

• 15-16 Nov 2017: Latin-American Forum on ECD. Bogota, Colombia

• 4-5 Nov 2017: Aga Khan Institute for Human Development Conference: ECD in uncertain times, Dar-es-Salaam. First meeting of writing team

• 3-7 Oct 2017: ISSA Conference Europe, Ghent, Belgium. 75 participants in pre-conference session

• 22 Sept 2017: Side event to the UN General Assembly/ New York. 1st face-to-face consultation meeting led by countries

• 21 Sept 2017: UNICEF, WHO and WB, UNGA. New York event led by UNICEF: Investing in the early years: a roadmap for sustainable futures, and launch of UNICEF’s Early moments matter, for every child report

• 31 Jul-2 Aug 2017: WHO Technical meeting, Geneva. Operationalizing Nurturing Care