EventGlobal Launch of the Nurturing Care Handbook and Nurturing Care Practice Guide
Date28 March 2023
Time8:00am EST / 2:00pm CET / 3:00pm EAT / 5:30pm IST
LanguageEnglish with simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish.


Join us for the launch of the Nurturing Care Handbook and Nurturing Care Practice Guide. These two publications developed by the World Health Organization and UNICEF are the latest in a series of resources to support implementation of the Nurturing Care Framework.

This webinar includes an overview of the two publications as well as reflections on how the Handbook and Practice Guide build on existing packages and can be used to enhance advocacy and capacity building efforts at regional and national levels.

This webinar is organized by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in collaboration with the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, the Quality of Care subgroup of the Child Health Task Force, and the ECD Action Network.

Nurturing Care Handbook: Like the Nurturing Care Framework, the Handbook is organized around five strategic actions. There is a separate guide for each and Start Here is designed to work in combination with any – or all – of them. For each strategic action, the guides include: overviews, suggested actions, common barriers, tools and checklists for common tasks, indicators for monitoring progress, links to helpful articles and websites, and case studies, showing how governments and other stakeholders around the world can put nurturing care into practice. This version incorporates feedback provided on a draft version that was released in 2021.

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.

Nurturing care handbook
Nurturing care practice guide