Published in the Journal of Public Health (February 2019), "The effect of a community-based, integrated and nurturing care intervention on early childhood development in rural China" explores whether attention to nurturing care can promote developmental health and reduce developmental delays. Read more

In January 2019 the Ghana Health Service organized a national stakeholders' meeting to discuss implementation of the Nurturing Care Framework. The meeting took place in Accra, with participants including: • Dr. Emmanuel Odame, Director of Policy Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Read more

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative is a global, multi-sectoral effort to produce new knowledge and equip decision-makers with tools and resources to support the development of a quality early childhood workforce at scale. Writing for the project's website, Kavita Hatipoglu Read more

The 2018 monitoring report for the Every Woman Every Child global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health provides updates on progress towards the Survive, Thrive, and Transform goals, which were set out in the 2016-2030 global strategy. The report Read more

The “Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development” identifies the elements and approaches for a holistic package of services for young children and their caregivers, ranging from stimulation and play to nutrition to parental livelihoods. The declaration also calls for these Read more

Joan Lombardi, Director of Early Opportunities, and Shannon Rudisill, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, have written an article on nurturing care for Grant Makers in Health. They write: "Promoting nurturing care is now becoming a global movement. Read more

A new webinar co-hosted by the International Step by Step Association and the Bernard van Leer Foundation seeks to orient stakeholders on the Nurturing Care Framework. The moderator is Joan Lombardi and speakers are Bernadette Daelmans, Ilgi Ertem, Alexsandra Jovic and Read more

In putting together the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO commissioned a paper that considered the role of nurturing care in crisis settings. The authors envisage a key role for the Framework: "The most urgent need for children age 0 Read more

TheirWorld has looked at the issue of nurturing young children in South Africa through the eyes of an ECD centre owner, a charity worker and an academic.  Thuthukile Mhlungu, owner and principal of Inkanyezi ECD centre, says: "For a long Read more

October 12, 2018: Lisa Bohmer of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Rosella Radanga, Siaya County First Lady (Patron of ECD) in Siaya County, Kenya. The First Lady's Smart Start Siaya Campaign incorporates nurturing care and will benefit the entire Read more

The G20 has acknowledged the approach set out in the  Nurturing Care Framework. In October 2018 the Development Working Group launched the “G20 Early Childhood Development Initiative”, which recognizes that: “ECD… is deeply influenced by nurturing care – health, food security Read more

The Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) programme applies a holistic cross-sectoral approach which aims to bring about optimum early childhood development, and thus reduce the widening disparities in maternal and child health indicators between ethnic minorities and the Kinh majority. Read more

Although under-5 mortality rates continue to fall in South Africa, many children fail to reach their full potential as evidenced by high levels of stunting1 and suboptimal educational outcomes2. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Strategy Read more

While Serbia has made substantial progress over the last decades in improving child health, due mainly to well organized and accessible health-care services, many challenges remain. Like other countries in the region, Serbia has wide social and economic disparities. Children Read more

Having inherited a health system in poor shape following independence in 1991, Kazakhstan invested heavily in primary health-care reforms, including in 3,500 Healthy Baby Rooms, where patronage nurses monitor the growth and development of children under age 5 and provide Read more

Globally, interventions for the youngest refugee, migrant or displaced children tend to focus on infant health, vaccination, feeding and play/preschool groups for 3-6 year olds. They generally do not address the needs of the youngest age group for stability, safety Read more

A gateway to nurturing small and sick newborns India accounts for almost one quarter of the global burden of neonatal deaths; its preterm birth rate is close to 13%; and 28% of newborns have a low birthweight. The Government is Read more

Bulgaria’s national system supports young children’s health and well-being by providing two years of maternity leave and by ensuring that every child has access to a package of essential health services. Nevertheless, significant numbers of young children are at risk Read more

The Nurturing Care Framework has the potential to improve the lives of millions of children worldwide and to boost the global economy by trillions of dollars, say two U.S. analysts, writing for the Seattle Times. Peter Laugharn is President and CEO of the Read more

The Nurturing Care Framework has been included in “The early childhood development reading list”, a “Top 10” list of recent books and reports in the field. Public service network magazine “Apolitical” describes the framework as a “must read” and “(an) Read more