Nurturing care for early childhood development in India
This special supplement of the journal Indian Pediatrics explores how policies, programmes and initiatives within India are promoting nurturing care for ECD. The supplement puts particular emphasis on what pediatricians are doing, how existing touchpoints are becoming more nurturing, and provides recommendations on how to enhance undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programmes. The special supplement is part of a broader initiative lead by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, with support from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, to draw attention to the important role pediatricians can play in ensuring children receive nurturing care.
List of articles:
Editorial: The Nature of Nurturing Care for Pediatricians – Sharmila B Mukherjee, Rajesh Mehta
President’s Page: IAP Commitment to Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development – Piyush Gupta
The Status of Early Childhood Development in India: Will We Reach the Countdown to 2030 Targets? – Nandita Chattopadhyay, Satinder Aneja
Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development: Global Perspective and Guidance – Bernadette Daelmans, Sheila Ashifa Manji, Neena Raina
India’s Policy and Program Landscape for Early Childhood Development – Deepti Agrawal, Benazir Patil, Smitha Sairam, Pushpa Chaudhary
Promoting Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development Through India’s Public Health System – Deepti Agrawal, Pushpa Chaudhary, Pawan Pathak
Intersectoral Action for Early Childhood Development in India: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward – Deepti Agrawal, Benazir Patil, Dipti Kapoor, Pushpa Chaudhary
Promoting Family Integrated Early Childhood Development During the First 1000 Days in Urban Slums of Delhi: Feasibility and Early Implementation Experience – Priyanka Khuda, Rifat Ali Fatima, Ayushi Bhatnagar, Mukesh Savaria, Manoja Kumar Das
Promotion of Early Childhood Development Using mHealth: Learnings From an Implementation Experience in Haryana – Vijay Kumar, Premananda Mohanty, Minakshi Sharma
Strengthening Psychosocial Stimulation in the Management of Children With Severe Acute Malnutrition: Experience From a Nutrition Rehabilitation Center – Praveen Kumar, Shivani Rohatgi, Preeti Singh, Abner Daniel
Nurturing Care Interventions for Realizing the Development Potential of Every Child: From Pilot to Scale Up in Maharashtra – SS Gupta, AV Raut, P Kothekar, CH Maliye, A Kalantri, PV Bahulekar, Anshu, BS Garg, for India Nurturing Care Advocacy Collaborators
Nurturing Beyond the Womb – Early Intervention Practices in Newborn Care Unit – Arti Maria, Swati Upadhyay, Nagaratna Vallomkonda
Family-Centered Care for Newborns: From Pilot Implementation to National Scale-up in India – Arti Maria, Deepti Agrawal
Early Childhood Development: A Paradigm Shift From Developmental Screening and Surveillance to Parent Intervention Programs – Sharmila Banerjee Mukherjee, Satinder Aneja, Suvasini Sharma, Dipti Kapoor
Providing Services for Children With Developmental Difficulties, Delay or Disability – Early Diagnosis and Interventions at the Community Level – Roopa Srinivasan, Ashwini Marathe, Vibha Krishnamurthy
Providing Services for Indian Children With Developmental Delay and Disabilities in the Community: Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Karyakram – Sharmila B Mukherjee, Suchandra Mukherjee, Sumita Ghosh, Arun Singh
Role of Pediatricians in Early Childhood Nurturing Care Related to Safety and Security – Sharmila Banerjee Mukherjee, Rajendra N Srivastava
Incorporating Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development in Pre-service and In-service Training –Tejinder Singh, Monika Sharma, Piyush Gupta

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Overview of work being undertaken by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics to support nurturing care

Organization: Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Year: 2021
Language: English
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