The WHO has launched a new guideline to provide direction for strengthening policies and programmes to better address early childhood development. “Improving Early Childhood Development: WHO Guideline” contains four recommendations aimed at caregivers, health professionals and other workers who can assist them, as well as policy-makers and other stakeholders.
The event was opened by Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Deputy Director General, and chaired by Dr Anshu Banerjee, Director, MCA. Speakers included:
Nigel Rollins, Medical Officer, Child Health and Development
Francesco Branca, Director, Nutrition and Food Safety
Vanessa Cavallera, Technical Officer, Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Alex Butchart, Unit Head, Violence Prevention
You can download the guideline here.