Event Europe and Central Asia launch of the Nurturing Care Practice Guide
Date 6 April 2023
Time 10:30 - 12.30 CEST
Language English with Bosnian / Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian, Bulgarian and Russian interpretation


This webinar includes an overview of the new Nurturing Care Practice Guide as well as reflections on how it can be used by managers and practitioners to strengthen caregiver well-being and caregivers’ capacities to provide their children nurturing care.

The webinar is organized by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the International Step by Step Association, under the auspices of the Health Systems for Early Childhood Development initiative.

What is the Nurturing Care Practice Guide? This Guide addresses the important question we’ve all been asking ourselves. We know responsive caregiving, opportunities for early learning, safety and security, and caregiver well-being all need more attention in health and nutrition services. But how can we help managers and service providers to do this? The Guide responds to this question. Intended to be used as a complement to existing training packages, it provides the rationale for giving greater attention to these four components; describes what managers can do to prepare services and better equip service providers; and includes practical suggestions for what service providers can do as part of their ongoing contacts with families. The Guide is available as a complete document, by section, or by service type.


Dr. Danijela Nesic, Deputy-director of the Primary Health Care in the city of Nis, Serbia
Ms. Snezana Milutinovic, Head of the Home Visiting Service, Primary Health Care in Bor, Serbia
Ms. Jasmina Birta, Home visiting nurse, Primary Health Care, Vršac, Serbia
Dr. Ruzha Pancheva, Professor at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the Faculty of Public Health - Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria

Related links

Nurturing Care Practice Guide
Video of the event - Serbian
Video of the event - Russian
Video of the event - Bulgarian
Video of the event - English
Slide presentation
Additional relevant resources