The 4th Partners’ Forum, convened by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and the Government of India, took place in New Delhi on 12-13 December 2018.

An ECD concurrent session was organized around the theme of multi-sectoral collaboration. This session underscored the importance of multi-sectoral interventions for ECD, which should be age-appropriate, target multiple risks, and build upon existing delivery platforms for ease of scale-up. The session brought to life the “whole-of-society” and “whole-of-government” principles of the Nurturing Care Framework, with examples from Chile, Germany, Jamaica, India and Uganda. The session concluded with a call to action to prioritize thrive with survive and to give every child the best start to life.

• An overview of the session, key messages, and speakers can be downloaded here.