Event Pediatricians as ECD Advocacy Champions in Kenya and Tanzania
Date 28 February 2024
Time 14:00 GMT
Languages English
Location Online


Participants joined the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to learn more about how pediatricians can advocate for nurturing care and early childhood development, drawing on lessons learned from Kenya and Tanzania.


In November 2023, a case study was published in the AAP's Pediatric Journal on their Hilton-funded Early Childhood Development work.

AAP, the Kenya Pediatric Association, and the Pediatric Association of Tanzania collaborated to promote pediatricians' activation as ECD champions in Kenya and Tanzania.

As pediatricians are experts in children's health and trusted sources of guidance for families and clinicians, the publication highlights how early childhood development (ECD) is instrumental in shaping educational, emotional, and economic trajectories and the pivotal role pediatricians can play in strengthening ECD promotion in clinical and community settings.

In celebration of this, the AAP hosted this webinar. Particpants were invited to check out an AAP video abstract and read the article here.