Health: Enabling young children to achieve their full developmental potential
In an interview with the Open Access Government journal, the World Health Organization explains why enabling young children to achieve their full developmental potential is a human right and an essential requisite for sustainable development. They discuss why the health sector, among others, has an important role and responsibility to support nurturing care for early childhood development. WHO’s work on children’s health is inspired by the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which is oriented around the goals of survive, thrive and transform. To this effect, the Organization took a lead in coordinating the development of the Nurturing Care Framework and published the guideline Improving early childhood development in 2020. WHO is working with UNICEF, the World Bank Group, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the ECD Action Network and a host of other partners to develop complementary tools that can assist governments and partners in operationalising the Nurturing Care Framework. They include a Handbook that is oriented towards the five strategic actions and a practice guide for strengthening health and nutrition services.
Organization: World Health Organization, Open Access Government online journal
Year: 2020
Language: English
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