Now, more than ever, we need governments, communities and partners to strengthen health systems, provide adequate protection and support to health workers at all levels, and enable parents and caregivers to provide nurturing care for their children. The five Key Messages outlined in the document and social media tiles on this page are designed to help us align our asks so we can work together to advocate for improving early childhood development through health services during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The document and accompanying social media images are available in English, French, and Spanish.

Improving early childhood development through health services during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

This 2-page document outlines 5 key messages and supporting actions to help you articulate what we expect of health systems in the context of COVID-19 and beyond. We need health systems to do their part, alone and with other sectors, to ensure parents and caregivers are able to provide nurturing care for their children.

• French version: Améliorer le développement de la petite enfance grâce aux services de santé pendant la pandémie de COVID-19 et par la suite

• Spanish version: Mejorar el desarrollo en la primera infancia mediante los servicios de salud durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y después de ellae