Event Integration of ECD Interventions into Health and Nutrition Services: Experiences from Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and Mozambique
Date 4 December 2023
Time 9:00–10:00 am EDT | 15:00–16:00 CET | 16:00–17:00 EAT | 18:00–19:00 IST
Location Online


Photo Credit: Andrew Cunninghan/JSI

Momentum for integrating elements of the Nurturing Care Framework that support early childhood development (ECD) outcomes, such as responsive care and early learning, into existing health and nutrition services is growing. Sharing these integration experiences better supports practitioners to learn from and apply these approaches to their own context.

In this event the Child Health Task Force looked at three such examples:
1) the Nurturing Care Group Model, implemented by Support to the Productive Safety Net Program (SPSNP) II, a USAID-funded Resilience Food Security Activity in Ethiopia;
2) integration of ECD interventions with Transform Nutrition’s ongoing nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene activities in Mozambique; and
3) a psychosocial stimulation approach for children with severe wasting in Burkina Faso.


  • Cat Kirk, Senior Early Childhood Care and Development Advisor, USAID
  • Abdoulaye Haro, MPH, Nutritionist, Nutrition Directorate, Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Burkina Faso
  • Higino Andre, Chief of Party, Transform Nutrition, ADPP - Mozambique
  • Tigist Mamo Cherkos, MPH, Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor, Strengthen Productive Safety Net Program and Resilience (SPIR-II), World Vision


  • Akriti Singh, Nutrition and Health Systems Technical Advisor, USAID Advancing Nutrition
  • Adugna Yimam, Senior Technical Advisor for Health and Nutrition, Action Against Hunger


Related links

IMNHC 2023 website
Official program, details and schedule
USAID Advancing Nutrition session